National parks to enjoy in New York Harbor

The Statue of Liberty, miles of beaches, Revolutionary times, birdwatching, Ellis Island, historic forts, a crowded tenement, a wildlife refuge, the birthplace of the Bill of Rights, kayaking, fights for LGBT civil rights, a rediscovered African cemetery, a general's tomb. That's what 12 million visitors explore 23 destinations each year within the National Parks of New York Harbor. Join us.

STON is the first national park to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) history.

A new park: Stonewall National Monument

In 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn clashed with police during a raid, energizing the movement for LGBT civil rights worldwide.

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Fort Hancock Historic Post at sunset in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Gateway National Recreation Area

The park's 26,000 acres offer beaches, wetlands, forts and airfields in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island or central New Jersey.

In 1842, the US Customs House replaced the original Federal Hall.

Federal Hall National Memorial

For 17 months, New York was the nation's capital. Here Congress passed the Bill of Rights and Washington took the oath as president.

A partial view of the outside monument, designed by Rodney Leon.

African Burial Ground National Monument

Rediscovered in 1991, the African Burial Ground is now a national monument honoring enslaved Africans buried there, who built this city.

The church in Westchester County stood between two armies.

Saint Paul's Church NHS

A pillar of colonial life, the church found itself caught between British and Continental armies for most of the American Revolution.

Both Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia are entombed here.

General Grant National Memorial

"Grant's Tomb" is a tribute to the life and accomplishments of the Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president.


Hamilton Grange National Memorial

As Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton placed the United States on firm financial ground. For his family, he built his home in Harlem.

Fort Jay, one of two historic forts on the island, has a dry moat.

Governors Island National Monument

After two centuries of defending New York, the island is open to visitors as a historic site and a venue for art, culture and recreation.

Entrance to former fort Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton was a fort, an immigration station, a concert hall and an aquarium. Yes, you also get ferry tickets here to see the Statue.

Tickets to the crown are limited. Plan ahead.

Statue of Liberty National Monument

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Isn't it time you saw them in person?

Last updated: July 6, 2016

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