Featured Parks

"Yours for Race and Country, Charles Young. 22 July, 1919."
"Yours for Race and Country, Charles Young. 22 July, 1919."

Photo courtesy of Library of Congress

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. Find a few of those stories here and then Find a Park to find more of all Americans' stories.

National Parks Associated with African Americans: An Ethnographic Perspective: provides an interactive map linked to many of the national park sites and resources that emphasize the integral role that African Americans played in the development of American culture, heritage, and history.

Manassas National Battlefield Park.The Robinson House: a portrait of African American Heritage. Despite the ravaged landscape, that the battles brought to their home, the Robinson family found the spirit to overcome the Civil War's destruction and to fashion for themselves an identity that was uniquely African and American.

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress. Today, Walker's home is preserved as a tribute to her enduring legacy of vision, courage, and determination.

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument: Charles Young was a soldier, diplomat, and civil rights leader in the years after the Civil War. The African-American soldiers who made up the famed Buffalo Soldiers served in countless U.S. conflicts throughout their 80 year plus span as segregated regiments.

Last updated: September 26, 2016