Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is the only National Park Service unit specifically designated for the Cold War. Congress stated in the park's enabling legislation that Minuteman Missile's purpose is "to interpret the historical role of the Minuteman II missile defense system as a key component of America's strategic commitment to preserve world peace and in the broader context of the Cold War."
Stories of the Cold War
The essence of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is a human story of the forces of technology were used to provide a common defense.
Thousands of men and women of the Air Force, construction crews, local landowners and citizens lived and worked around the missile fields.
Last updated: December 6, 2017