Every March during Women's History Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners commemorate the role of women in American history. Visit any of the more than 400 national parks across the country or join a ranger program to learn more or reflect on women's contributions of past and present.
Inspired by something you've learned or found a bit of family history in a national park? Share your experiences on social media using #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque.
Explore a variety of women's history topics any time of year shared in national parks and communities across the country.
Travel where women made history—in person or virtually—with featured places connected through themes and stories.
Women Who Have Shaped Our Nation
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These women and countless others—seen and unseen—shaped our nation. Explore their stories and celebrate women's history in national parks. Some rights reserved.
During this year's Women's History Month, we join our partners and others across the country in highlighting the role of women of all cultures in providing healing and hope throughout history. Join the conversation on social media using #WomensHistoryMonth.
Harriet Tubman 200th
A nationwide commemoration begins this month to mark what is believed to be the 200th anniversary of Tubman's birth.
Black Women and the Fight for Equality
Black women have always served on the front-line in the fight for equality. Follow the journeys of some influential advocates in US history.
Voices of Change
An oral history project is capturing the stories of National Park Service staff making a difference as stewards and storytellers.
"Dear Future Girl Conservationist"
A community of National Park Service women in many fields of science give encouragement to the next generation of conservationists.
A Continuing Tradition of Service
Women have played an important role in the preservation and stewardship of many places that are now national parks since before the creation of the National Park Service. Today a tradition of service and leadership continues with employees, volunteers, interns, and partners in many National Park Service career fields, including natural and cultural resource management, law enforcement, interpretation, administration, and much more.
Historic Women of the Service
Explore the stories of some of historic women and the times and places where they laid the foundation for the National Park Service.
Women in the National Park Service
Women have shaped the National Park Service since its early days, but opportunities have come a long way since 1916.
Featured Parks and Places
Women's history is found in every national park as women continue to play an important role in the management of public lands. Other places where women made history are preserved in local communities through National Park Service programs and partnerships. Here are a few parks and places that were created tor recognized specifically to honor women leaders.
Travel Where Women Made History
Explore places and discover the accomplishments of many American women making a difference in communities throughout history.
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality NM
From a residence across the street from the US Capitol, a national suffragist group pushed for the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Clara Barton NHS
After providing support for the military during the Civil War, Barton founded the American Red Cross to improve national emergency response.
Eleanor Roosevelt NHS
A tireless advocate for human rights, Eleanor Roosevelt demanded equality both as a first lady and later with the United Nations.
Harriet Tubman NHP
The famed Underground Railroad conductor spent her life advocating for civil rights for African Americans, women, and the disabled.
Maggie L. Walker NHS
As a prominent business woman, Maggie Walker advanced civic rights, education, and business opportunities in the African American community.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
Bethune's impressive resume included being a diplomat, founding a college, and leading the National Council for Negro Women.
Women's Rights NHP
Prominent 19th-century activists gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, in July of 1948 to hold the first Women's Rights Convention.
Calendar of Events
Set the calendar to March to find in-person and virtual events, tours, festivities, and other programs hosted by national parks for Women's History Month. Use this calendar to also look ahead to find more women's history programs throughout the year. Find tips to recreate responsibly when visiting a park.
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Last updated: March 28, 2022