Did You Know There Are 11 National Park Sites That Surround The Port of New York City?

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.

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

Home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, & the Executive Branch, Washington took the oath of office as our first President here.

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 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.

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.

Old suitcases stacked on top of each other

Ellis Island Education

Check out these educational options offered by Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration!

Cannon at Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton Education

Check out these educational options offered by Castle Clinton National Monument!

The church in Westchester County against a stormy background.

Saint Paul's Church Education

Check out these educational options offered by Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site!

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

Women in traditional African dress dance on green grass

Hamilton Grange Education

Check out these educational options offered by Hamilton Grange National Memorial!

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

General Grant Education

Check out these educational options offered by General Grant National Memorial!

The outside of the museum gift shop and visitor center showing a glass wall of windows

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum is an affiliated site, which preserves the history and personal experiences of immigrant communities in New York City.

Trails & Rails volunteers stand posing and smiling in front of a colorful backdrop

Trails & Rails

Trails & Rails an educational program sponsored in partnership between Amtrak and NPS. NPNH is an active participant of Trails & Rails.

Last updated: April 13, 2022

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