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Maritime-Related National Parks

 

The United States' long maritime heritage is found along oceans, rivers, lakes, and manmade waterways. Ships, lighthouses, life-saving stations, coastal fortifications, canals, and other physical resources are important parts of this history and heritage, as are the diverse arts, trades, cultures, and societies that developed along American waterways. Within the national park system, maritime history and heritage can be explored in many ways, ranging from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park in Hawaii, and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, which passes through eleven states on its route from Illinois to Oregon.

Click on a highlighed state on the map or the list below to find national park units that represent America's maritime history.

U.S. & territories map. States with maritime-related national parks are highlighted. Go to a list of Washington's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Oregon's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of California's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Idaho's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Montana's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of North Dakota's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of South Dakota's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Nebraska's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Kansas' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Minnesota's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Iowa's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Wisconsin's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Missouri's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Illinois' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Indiana's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Ohio's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Michigan's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of West Virginia's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Delaware's maritime-related national parks Link to Maryland's maritime parks Go to a list of Virginia's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Pennsylvania's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of New Jersey's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of New York's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Rhode Island's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Massachusetts' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Maine's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of North Carolina's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Tennessee's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of South Carolina's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Georgia's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Alabama's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Florida's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Mississippi's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Arkansas' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Louisiana's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Texas' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of New Mexico's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Alaska's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Hawaii's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Guam's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of the Northern Mariana Islands' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of American Samoa's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of Puerto Rico's maritime-related national parks Go to a list of the U.S. Virgin Islands' maritime-related national parks Go to a list of the District of Columbia's maritime-related national parks

 

WWII-era photo of female workers at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA
Workers at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA, during World War II. Photo from Rosie the Riveter
WWII Home Front National Historical Park
via Flickr.

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