What We Do

The National Park Service preserves, protects, and shares our nation's special places and stories. Many of those sites are solemn reminders of moments of conflict in American history, when individual soldiers chose self-sacrifice to protect their values and community. Additionally, the NPS preserves the memory of war's lasting effects on civilians and the homefront, wartime production and forts, and memorials to soldiers. All of this in an effort to shine a light on the difficult moments in our past.

In 2021, there are currently:

  • 4 National Battlefield Parks

  • 9 National Military Parks

  • 11 National Battlefields

  • 1 National Battlefield Site

  • Numerous National Historic Sites that contribute to this national story.

Learn more about what these units of the National Park Service have in common.

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