Did You Know There Are 11 National Park Sites Around The New York Harbor?

These 11 sites preserve more than 400 years of American history! We invite you to explore the past and investigate its relevance in our lives today. From the birth of American democracy to the evolution of commerce, harbor defense, ecology and immigration, the breadth of themes commemorated through the National Parks of New York Harbor reflect the richness and diversity of our heritage.

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The Tenement Museum celebrates the enduring stories that define what it means to be American.

Stories of the Immigrant Experience

To learn more about the mission of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Click above to view a 5-minute video.

Statue of Liberty Homepage

Statue of Liberty National Monument

A gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

Ellis Island Homepage

Ellis Island National Monument

12 million immigrants passed through these now quiet halls from 1892-1954 to attain the America dream for themselves and their descendants.

Gateway offers green spaces, beaches, wildlife & outdoor recreation, alongside historic structures.

Gateway National Recreation Area

Gateway is a large, diverse urban park with 27,000 acres spanning Sandy Hook in N.J. and Jamaica Bay and Staten Island in N.Y.

Stonewall Homepage

Stonewall National Monument

The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBTQ civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.

Lifelike Figures Inside the African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground National Monument

African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans.

Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial

Washington took the oath of office as our first President. This site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, & the Executive Branch.

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

Governors Island National Monument

From 1794 to 1966, the U.S. Army on Governors Island was part of the social, political, and economic tapestry of New York City.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to be born in New York City.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, lived at this site from his birth on October 27, 1858 until he was 14 years old

Entrance to former fort Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton National Monument

Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton stands where New York City began, and represents not only the city’s growth,

The church in Westchester County stood between two armies.

Saint Paul's Church NHS

Since 1665, Saint Paul's Church has played a vital role in the colonial life of Eastchester, located 20 miles north of New York City.


Hamilton Grange National Memorial

From humble beginnings on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to Washington's aide-de-camp, Hamilton created the tools for the success of America.

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

General Grant National Memorial

The final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, is the largest mausoleum in North America.

Governors Island is open to the public May 1 through October 31.

In The Spotlight

From 1794 to 1966, the U.S. Army on Governors Island was part of the social, political, and economic tapestry of New York City.

Last updated: August 14, 2019

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