“There was no out, there was just in.”

Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.

Life sized statues of two men standing inside Christopher Park, surrounded by pride (rainbow) flags.

Plan Your Visit

Located in Greenwich Village, New York City, Stonewall National Monument is one of the many parks in New York Harbor.

Exterior shot of the Stonewall Inn with a banner saying

History of Stonewall National Monument

The events of the Stonewall uprising opened the door for millions of LGBT Americans to begin pressing for full and equal civil rights.

White House Video Announcing Stonewall

White House Video Announcing Stonewall

Hear President Obama describe the importance of naming Stonewall National Monument as the first national park focused on LGBT history(2016).

Park rangers participating in a pride parade.

LGBTQ Heritage

Learn more about LGBTQ heritage and the people, parks, and places that are telling these stories.

Help Plan the Future of Stonewall National Monument.

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The NPS is creating foundation documents to guide Stonewall's future.

Last updated: July 6, 2018

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26 Wall Street
Federal Hall National Monument c/o Stonewall National Monument

New York, NY 10005



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