Parks for the Arts

There are more than 400 sites in the National Park System, each recognized for some special reason. All together, the national parks, preserves, monuments, historical parks, and other sites tell the American story. For example, battlefields memorialize important conflicts; wilderness parks conserve large areas of untouched land. Meanwhile, several of these sites exist solely or in part to celebrate and commemorate art and artists.

From the sculptural gardens at St-Gaudens in New Hampshire to the Kolb Studio in Grand Canyon National Park, explore some of the special areas near you that are protected for their role in telling the story of the arts in America.

Last updated: January 13, 2015