NHLs in Parks


Most National Historic Landmarks are not owned or managed by the National Park Service—in fact, the majority of NHLs are privately owned. However, National Historic Landmarks and national park units sometimes overlap. Close to 200 National Historic Landmarks are located in or have boundaries that overlap with 133 National Park System units. For comparison, there are approximately 2,600 National Historic Landmarks and just over 400 park units.

Some historical and cultural resources within the park system were designated as National Historic Landmarks by the Secretary of the Interior before they were established as park units by Congress or the president. Other park units have National Historic Landmarks within their boundaries that are nationally significant for reasons other than those for which the park was established.

Ken Burns' 2009 documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, features twenty National Historic Landmarks located in national park units.


Why isn't every cultural resource in a national park unit not a National Historic Landmark, or vice versa?


The cultural resource management policies of the National Park Service address the place of National Historic Landmarks within the National Park System as follows: Historic and cultural units of the National Park System are nationally significant by virtue of the legislation or Presidential proclamation that authorized them. National Historic Landmark designations are appropriate for park cultural resources that meet National Historic Landmark criteria if the national significance of those resources is not adequately recognized in the Park's authorizing legislation or Presidential proclamation. Cultural parks may warrant landmark designation as parts of larger areas encompassing resources associated with their primary themes.

For example, the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, designated on October 25, 2000, contains historic resources that are recognized as nationally significant by the legislation that authorized the park. These include the Kaiser Shipyards and other wartime industrial and community sites in Richmond that illustrate the story of the diverse group of men and women who played a crucial role on the home front in winning the war. Therefore, the nomination of Atchison Village, a housing project for defense industry workers located within the park, as a separate National Historic Landmark was not warranted.

Please continue below to learn about the many National Historic Landmarks located within the National Park System. If you are interested in visiting any of these NHLs, please contact the park unit directly to find out if the NHL is open to the public. Archeological sites in particular may not be open to visitors.

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Institute (designated June 23, 1965)
Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Cape Krusenstern Archeological District (designated November 7, 1973)
  • Onion Portage Archeological District (designated June 2, 1978)
Katmai National Park and Preserve
  • Amalik Bay Archeological District (designated April 5, 2005)
  • Brooks River Archeological District (designated April 19, 1993)
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site (designated June 16, 1978)
  • Skagway Historic District and White Pass (designated June 13, 1962)
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Kijik Archeological District (designated October 12, 1994)
Sitka National Historical Park
  • Russian Bishop's House (designated June 13, 1962)
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (also in Hawaii and California)
  • Attu Battlefield and U.S. Army and Navy Airfields on Attu (designated February 4, 1985)
  • Japanese Occupation Site, Kiska Island (designated February 4, 1985)
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Kennecott Mines (designated June 23, 1986)
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Fort Bowie and Apache Pass (designated December 19, 1960)
Grand Canyon National Park
  • 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site (designated April 23, 2014)
  • Mary Jane Colter Buildings (designated May 28, 1987)
  • El Tovar (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Grand Canyon Depot (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Grand Canyon Lodge (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Grand Canyon Park Operations Building (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Grand Canyon Power House (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Grand Canyon Village (designated February 18, 1997)
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Hubbell Trading Post (designated December 12, 1960)
Petrified Forest National Park
  • Painted Desert Inn (designated May 28, 1987)
Tumacacori National Historical Park
  • Tumacacori Museum (designated May 28, 1987)
Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Arkansas Post (designated October 9, 1960)
Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Fort Smith (designated December 19, 1960)
Hot Springs National Park
  • Bathhouse Row (designated May 28, 1987)

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

  • Little Rock Central High School (designated May 20, 1982)
Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Carrizo Plain Archeological District (designated March 2, 2012)
César Chávez National Monument
  • Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz (designated October 10, 2012)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Alcatraz Island (designated January 17, 1986)
  • Aquatic Park (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Balclutha (Square-rigger) (designated February 4, 1985)
  • C. A. Thayer (Schooner) (designated November 13, 1966)
  • Eureka (Double-ended ferry) (designated February 4, 1985)
  • Presidio (designated June 13, 1962)
  • San Francisco Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army (designated February 4, 1985)
John Muir National Historic Site
  • John Muir House (designated December 29, 1962)
Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Manzanar War Relocation Center (designated February 4, 1985)
Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District (designated October 16, 2012)
  • Point Reyes Lifeboat Station (designated December 20, 1989)
San Francisco Marine National Historical Park
  • Alma (Scow Schooner) (designated June 7, 1988)
  • Hercules (Tug) (designated January 17, 1986)
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (also in Alaska and Hawaii)
  • Tule Lake Segregation Center (designated February 17, 2006)
Yosemite National Park
  • The Ahwahnee (designated May 28, 1987)
  • LeConte Memorial Lodge (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Parsons Memorial Lodge (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Rangers' Club (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Wawona Hotel and Thomas Hill Studio (designated May 28, 1987)
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Bent's Old Fort (designated December 19, 1960)
Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building (designated January 3, 2001)
Mesa Verde National Park
  • Mesa Verde Administrative District (designated May 29, 1987)
First State National Monument
  • New Castle Court House (designated November 28, 1972)
  • New Castle Historic District (designated December 24, 1967)
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Carter G. Woodson House (designated May 11, 1976)
Meridian Hill Park
  • Meridian Hill Park (designated April 19, 1994)
National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • Lafayette Square Historic District (designated September 6, 1970)
Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site
  • Sewall-Belmont House (designated May 30, 1974)
Everglades National Park
  • Mud Lake Canal (designated September 20, 2006)
Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Fort San Carlos de Barrancas (designated October 9, 1960)
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District (designated May 5, 1977)
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  • Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement (designated January 7, 1976)
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  • Honokohau Settlement (designated December 29, 1962)
Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • Pu`ukohola Heiau (designated December 29, 1962)
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (also in California and Alaska)
  • USS Arizona (designated May 5, 1989)
  • USS Utah (designated May 5, 1989)
Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Lolo Trail (designated October 9, 1960)
  • Weippe Prairie (designated May 23, 1966)
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Abraham Lincoln Home (designated December 19, 1960)
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Joseph Bailly Homestead (designated December 29, 1962)
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • Lincoln Boyhood Home (designated December 19, 1960)
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
  • Herbert Hoover Birthplace (designated June 23, 1965)
Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned (designated December 19, 1960)
Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott (designated July 4, 1961)
Nicodemus National Historic Site
  • Nicodemus Historic District (designated January 7, 1976)
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
  • Spring Hill Ranch (designated February 18, 1997)
Poverty Point National Monument
  • Poverty Point (designated June 13, 1962)
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historal Park
  • Ball's Bluff Battlefield Historic District (designated April 27, 1984)
Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Clara Barton House (designated January 12, 1965)
Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Monocacy Battlefield (designated November 8, 1973)
Piscataway Park
  • Accokeek Creek Site (designated July 19, 1964)
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
  • Habre-de-Venture (designated November 11, 1971)
Adams National Historical Park
  • John Adams Birthplace (designated December 19, 1960)
  • John Quincy Adams Birthplace (designated December 19, 1960)
  • United First Parish Church (Unitarian) of Quincy (designated December 30, 1970)
Boston African American National Historic Site
  • African Meetinghouse (designated May 30, 1974)
Boston National Historical Park
  • Boston Naval Shipyard (designated November 13, 1966)
  • Bunker Hill Monument (designated January 20, 1961)
  • Faneuil Hall (designated October 9, 1960)
  • Old North Church (designated January 20, 1961)
  • Old South Meetinghouse (designated October 9, 1960)
  • Old State House (designated October 9, 1960)
  • Paul Revere House (designated January 20, 1961)
Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Nauset Archeological District (designated April 19, 1993)
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • Frederick Law Olmsted House (designated May 23, 1963)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • John F. Kennedy Birthplace (designated July 19, 1964)
Longfellow National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House (designated December 29, 1962)
Lowell National Historical Park
  • Lowell Locks and Canal Historic District (designated December 22, 1977)
Minute Man National Historical Park
  • The Wayside (designated December 29, 1962)
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Historic District (designated November 13, 1966)
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Saugus Iron Works (designated November 27, 1963)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
  • Springfield Armory (designated December 19, 1960)
Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Calumet Historic District (designated March 28, 1989)
  • Quarry Mining Company Historic District (designated February 10, 1989)
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • North Manitou Island Lifesaving Station (designated August 6, 1998)
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
  • St. Croix Boom Site (designated November 13, 1966)
Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Emerald Mound Site (designated December 20, 1989)
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Gateway Arch (designated May 28, 1987)
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
  • White Haven (designated June 23, 1986)
Glacier National Park
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road (designated February 18, 1997)
  • Great Northern Railway Buildings (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Lake McDonald Lodge (designated May 28, 1987)
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch (designated December 19, 1960)
Pompey's Pillar National Monument
  • Pompey's Pillar (designated July 23, 1965)
Yellowstone National Park
  • Northeast Entrance Station (designated May 28, 1987)
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial (designated June 13, 1962)
Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District (designated December 17, 1982)
  • Sandy Hook Light (designated January 29, 1964)
Bandelier National Monument
  • Bandelier CCC Historic District (designated May 28, 1987)
National Park Service Southwest Regional Office (former)
  • National Park Service Region III Headquarters Building (designated May 28, 1987)
Pecos National Historical Park
  • Glorieta Pass Battlefield (designated November 5, 1961)
  • Pecos Pueblo (designated October 9, 1960)
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Abo (designated June 13, 1962)
  • Quarai (designated June 13, 1962)
African Burial Ground National Monument
  • African Burial Ground (designated April 19, 1993)
Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Fort Stanwix (designated November 23, 1962)
Governors Island National Monument
  • Governors Island (designated February 4, 1985)
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Hamilton Grange (Alexander Hamilton House) (designated December 19, 1960)
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Lindenwald (Martin Van Buren Home) (designated July 4, 1961)
Women's Rights National Historical Park
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (designated June 23, 1965)
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Cape Hatteras Light Station (designated August 6, 1998)
Carl Sandurg Home National Historic Site
  • Connemara, The Carl Sanburg Farm (designated May 23, 1968)
Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center (designated January 3, 2001)
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Fort Union Trading Post (designated July 4, 1961)
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Big Hidatsa Village Site (designated July 19, 1964)
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Colonel Charles Young House (designated May 30, 1974)
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Ohio and Erie Canal (designated November 13, 1966)
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • James A. Garfield Home (designated January 28, 1964)
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • Hopeton Earthworks (designated July 19, 1964)
William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Alfonso Taft Home (William Howard Taft Home) (designated January 29, 1964)
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Platt National Park Historic District (designated July 7, 2011)
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
  • Washita Battlefield (designated January 12, 1965)
Crater Lake National Park
  • Crater Lake Superintendent's Residence (designated May 28, 1987)
Oregon Caves National Monument
  • Oregon Caves Chateau (designated May 28, 1987)
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad of the Pennsylvania Canal (designated December 29, 1962)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Minisink Archeological Site (designated April 19, 1993)
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Edgar Allan Poe House (designated December 29, 1962)
Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Farmstead (designated May 23, 1966)
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Albert Gallatin House (designated January 12, 1965)
Independence National Historical Park
  • American Philosophical Society Hall (designated January 12, 1965)
  • Carpenters' Hall (designated April 15, 1970)
  • Christ Church (designated April 15, 1970)
  • First Bank of the United States (designated May 4, 1987)
  • Second Bank of the United States (designated May 4, 1987)
Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • General Frederick Von Steuben Headquarters (designated November 28, 1972)
  • Valley Forge (designated January 20, 1961)
  • Washington's Headquarters (designated November 28, 1972)
San Juan National Historic Site
  • Old San Juan Historic District/Distrito Histórico del Viejo San Juan (designated March 11, 2013)
Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Snee Farm (designated November 7, 1973)
Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • Ninety Six and Star Fort (designated November 7, 1973)
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Moccasin Bend Archeological District (designated September 8, 1986)
Shiloh National Military Park
  • Shiloh Indian Mounds Site (designated May 5, 1989)
Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Fort Davis (designated December 19, 1960)
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Boyhood Home (designated May 23, 1966)
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  • Palo Alto Battlefield (designated December 19, 1960)
  • Resaca de la Palma Battlefield (designated December 19, 1960)
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Espada Aqueduct (designated July 19, 1964)
  • Mission Concepcion (designated April 15, 1970)
Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon Lodge and Deluxe Cabins (designated May 28, 1987)
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • George Perkins Marsh Boyhood Home (designated June 11, 1967)
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • Columbus Landing Site (designated October 9, 1960)
Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Fort Monroe (designated December 19, 1960)
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
  • Green Springs Historic District (designated May 30, 1974)
Great Falls Park
  • Potomac Canal Historic District (designated December 17, 1982)
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Maggie Lena Walker House (designated May 15, 1975)
Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Five Forks Battlefield (designated December 19, 1960)
Shenandoah National Park
  • Camp Hoover (designated June 7, 1988)
  • Skyline Drive Historic District (designated October 6, 2008)
San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • American and English Camps, San Juan Island (designated November 5, 1961)
Mount Rainier National Park
  • Longmire Buildings (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Mount Rainier National Park Historic District (designated February 18, 1997)
  • Paradise Inn (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Yakima Park Stockade Group (designated May 28, 1987)

Grand Teton National Park
  • Jackson Lake Lodge (designated July 31, 2003)
Yellowstone National Park
  • Fort Yellowstone (designated July 31, 2003)
  • Lake Hotel, Yellowstone National Park (designated February 27, 2015)
  • Obsidian Cliff (designated June 19, 1996)
  • Old Faithful Inn (designated May 28, 1987)
  • Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums (designated May 28, 1987)



Last updated: June 28, 2019