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National Historic Trail
the Island of Hawaii, HI
Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is a 175 mile corridor and trail network of cultural and historical significance. It traverses through hundreds of ancient Hawaiian settlement sites and over 200 ahupua'a (traditional sea to mountain land divisions). Connect now!
Kula, Maui, HI
This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.
Volcanoes are monuments to Earth's origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work. During a volcanic eruption, we are reminded that our planet is an ever-changing environment whose basic processes are beyond human control. As much as we have altered the face of the Earth to suit our needs, we can only stand in awe before the power of an eruption.
Although not yet open to the public, Honouliuli National Monument will tell the history of internment, martial law, and the experience of prisoners of war in Hawai‘i during World War II. Honouliuli will be a place to reflect on wartime experiences and recommit ourselves to the pursuit of freedom and justice.
National Historical Park
When Hansen's disease (leprosy) was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands, King Kamehameha V banished all afflicted to the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. Since 1866, more than 8000 people, mostly Hawaiians, have died at Kalaupapa. Once a prison, Kalaupapa is now refuge for the few remaining residents who are now cured, but were forced to live their lives in isolation.
National Historical Park
To survive in a hot and arid environment the native Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) used ancient fishing skills, including the building of fishponds, and the knowledge of the location of precious fresh water (wai) that flows into the many brackish pools throughout the park. The spirit of the people (poe) and the knowledge of the elders (kupuna) created a tradition of respect and reverence for this area.
National Historical Park
Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle. No physical harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the Pu'uhonua.
National Historic Site
How many places in America can you walk in the footsteps of a king? Where else has a stranded sailor risen up to become a great chief over an entire island? Where else can you experience the culminating event of a people, foretold from centuries past? Where else can you stand on a beach and watch as sharks pass over a submerged temple? Experience all this and much more – only at Pu'ukohola Heiau!
At World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. The monument preserves and interprets the stories of the Pacific War, from the internment of Japanese Americans to the battles in the Aleutians.
By The Numbers
- 8 National Parks
- 5,439,034 Visitors to National Parks
- $364,500,000 Economic Benefit from National Park Tourism »
- $12,724,007 of Rehabilitation Projects Stimulated by Tax Incentives (since 1995) »
- $87,040,260 of Land & Water Conservation Fund Appropriated for Projects (since 1965) »
- $18,571,772 in Historic Preservation Grants (since 1969) »
- 3 Certified Local Governments »
- 38 Community Conservation & Recreation Projects (since 1987) »
- 368 Acres Transferred by Federal Lands to Parks for Local Parks and Recreation (since 1948) »
- 102,815 Hours Donated by Volunteers »
- 1 National Trails Managed by NPS »
- 343 National Register of Historic Places Listings »
- 33 National Historic Landmarks »
- 7 National Natural Landmarks »
- 2 World Heritage Sites »
- 905 Places Recorded by Heritage Documentation Programs »
- 2,569,823 Objects in National Park Museum Collections »
- 1,680 Archeological Sites in National Parks »
- 86 Threatened & Endangered Species in National Parks »
- 1 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan »
- 4 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries »
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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/2015.