Remarkable Legacies of American Women

From the lives of young, immigrant women who worked the textile mills at Lowell National Historic Park to those of the female shipyard workers who were essential to the home front during World War II at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park, women’s history can be found at every park.

If you want to understand our nation’s history, explore the remarkable legacies of American women.

The Women’s History website is produced in concert with NPS partners including the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

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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.

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Find video, audio, articles, interactives, and travel ideas that tell women's varied stories.

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Women and the Environment

On this page you’ll find stories of women engaging with the environment—from the local to the global level.

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Women's History in the Pacific West

The history of women in the western U.S. is as diverse as the landscape. Explore this brand-new collection of their stories.

Last updated: March 1, 2023


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