We the People & Our Parklands

Our nation has been shaped by innovative laws and the people who inspired, drafted, and signed them. Courthouses are grand works of architecture and places that honor the work of our legislators, lawyers, and judges. Some parks were established to commemorate laws, such as the Homestead Act of 1862. Other parks preserve the stories of the people who inspired them, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., or the places where they were upheld, such as Brown v Board of Education. Discover these stories.

Map of the United States showing all units of the National Park System

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Last updated: February 5, 2019