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

Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) 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 LGBTQ civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.

In times like these...

In times like these...

An important message from the National Park Service regarding peaceful assembly and participation.

Exterior shot of Christopher Park with a sign that says

History of Stonewall National Monument

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

LGBTQ Heritage

LGBTQ Heritage

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

Five visitors and one park ranger standing next to an iron fence as they post 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.

The city and a multi-colored rainbow shooting upward from a cluster of trees in the center.

Stonewall Forever

Stonewall Forever invites visitors to experience the living monument and Christopher Park from anywhere in the world.

Park ranger gives the junior ranger oath to a group of young visitors

Educator Resources

Educational materials and tools for classroom and onsite learning

Park Ranger talking with group of young visitors inside a park surrounded by rainbow flags

Every Kid in a Park

Geared toward fourth graders, the Every Kid in a Park program at Stonewall National Monument provides teachers with this classroom toolkit.

Last updated: April 2, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

New York, NY 10005



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