While the Southeast United States is renowned for a number of Civil War sites, this is only one resource type to be found in the region. The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, World War II, and the Cold War all have representation here. The Southeast Region is also home to antebellum plantations, vernacular mountain farmsteads, and the homes of poets and business tycoons.
There are landscapes significant for ethnography, like the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park; for association with civic leaders, like Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site; for archeological resources, like the Woodland and Mississippian mounds at Ocmulgee National Monument; and for works of landscape architecture, like the Blue Ridge Parkway.
With over twenty coastal parks, climate change is an increasing threat. It affects ecosystems whose vulnerable, southernmost extents are found in the Appalachian mountains, and exacerbates management challenges with invasive animals and plants that gain further ground with milder temperatures.
Planning a trip, or simply looking to learn more about the cultural landscapes in your area?
Search the cultural landscape profiles in the list below, or browse the landscapes in these national parks (and please check back for updates!):