Standing Guard: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Forts are bookends to the American story - from the earliest feats of engineering to today's centers of urban revitalization. In between the bricks and stones of each individual fort lies a mortar filled with a multitude of stories of lives lived and lives taken. By exploring forts across the National Park Service collectively, we can trace an interwoven fabric of history that unfurled across this land to make it what it is today.
Find a fort and start exploring today! Read more about forts or perhaps explore what we do to preserve forts or catch up on the latest fort news. Kids and teachers may enjoy exploring lesson plans and activities too. Lastly, learn all the great things that you can do to help support our forts.