Historic Sites

Glen Echo Park

Superintendent Name: 
David Vela

Today, Glen Echo Park offers year-round educational activities, with two amusement-era destinations (the Spanish Ballroom and Dentzel Carousel) reminding visitors of its past. In 1891, the park was an idealistic attempt to create a National Chautauqua Assembly "to promote liberal and practical education”. Glen Echo Park, instead, became the area’s premier amusement park from 1898-1968.

Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Spanish Ballroom; Dentzel Carousel
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Washington, D.C.
Gateway Communities: 
Washington, D.C.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); Reagan International Airport (DCA)

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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Diane Chung
Walnut Canyon National Monument was established in 1915 specifically to preserve the "prehistoric ruins of ancient cliff dwellings." Visit Walnut Canyon and walk in the footsteps of people who lived here more than 700 years ago. Peek into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyon walls. The Canyon remains valuable today as habitat for plants and animals. See for yourself on trails along the canyon rim and into the depths.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
3541
Visitor Count: 
120820
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Island Trail; Rim Trail; Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument; Wupatki National Monument
Entrance Fees: 
Adult (16 & older): $5 (valid for 7 days); Child (under 16): Free; Local Passport (valid for Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, Walnut Canyon): $25 per year; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-$100 per day (varies depending on seating capacity)
Nearest Major City: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Flagstaff, AZ; Bellemont, AZ; Munds Park, AZ; Parks, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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Tonto National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Brad Traver
Situated within rugged terrain of the Sonoran Desert, Tonto National Monument preserves cliff dwellings and other prehistoric archeological sites. A vast culture lived within Tonto Basin, surviving and adapting to the arid environment. Perched over far above the river valley, the cliff dwellings represent the final phase of occupation in this area.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (8am-5pm)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (8am-5pm)
Park Acreage: 
1120
Visitor Count: 
63733
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Upper Cliff Dwelling; Lower Cliff Dwelling; Cactus Patch; Roosevelt Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Phoenix, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Roosevelt, AZ; Tonto Basin, AZ; Claypool AZ; Globe, AZ; Miami, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG); Tucson Inernational Airport (TUS); Scottsdale Airport (SDL)

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Tuzigoot National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Kathy Davis

Adorning a desert hilltop in Arizona is an ancient pueblo. Tuzigoot is an ancient village, or pueblo, of 110 rooms including second and third story structures. Built by a culture known as the Sinagua, it is now protected as Tuzigoot National Monument.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
800
Visitor Count: 
115213
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Tuzigoot Ruins
Entrance Fees: 
Adult (16 & older): $5 (valid for 7 days); Child (under 16): Free
Nearest Major City: 
Flagstaff, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Clarkdale, AZ; Jerome, AZ; Cornville, AZ; Camp Verde, AZ; Sedona, AZ; Red Rock, AZ; Rimrock, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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Ellis Island

Superintendent Name: 
Cynthia Garrett
Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. The station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers tracing the ancestry of over 40% of America's population.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
58
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
American Family Immigration History Center; Statue of Liberty
Entrance Fees: 
Adult Ferry Fee (ages 13 & older): $12; Child Ferry Fee (ages 4-12): $5; Senior (ages 62 & older): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Jersey City, NJ
Gateway Communities: 
New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

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Statue of Liberty National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Cynthia Garrett
A universal symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty also celebrates the international friendship of the United States and France. Built in commeration of an alliance during the American Revolution, the Statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
12
Highest Point Elevation: 
152 feet
Visitor Count: 
3263585
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Pedestal Observation Level; Ellis Island
Entrance Fees: 
Adult Ferry Fee (ages 13 & older): $12; Child Ferry Fee (ages 4-12): $5; Senior (ages 62 & older): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Jersey City, NJ
Gateway Communities: 
New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Glenn Fulfer
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is located at the foothills of the Manzano Mountains. Once, thriving American Indian trade communities inhabited this remote area of central New Mexico. Early in the 17th-century Spanish Franciscans found it ripe for their missionary efforts. Though, by 1677 the entire Salinas District was depopulated of both Indians and Spaniards.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
1071
Highest Point: 
Manzano Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
10098 feet
Visitor Count: 
32996
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Manzano Mountains; Pueblos
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Albuquerque, NM
Gateway Communities: 
Claunch, NM; Mountainair, NM; Corona, NM; Willard, NM; Coyote, NM; Luna, NM
Nearby Airports: 
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

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Scotts Bluff National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Ken Maberry
Scotts Bluff National Monument protects 3,000 acres of unusual land formations rising over the flat prairielands below. Looming eight hundred feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has provided a natural landmark for many peoples. It most famously served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
3003
Highest Point: 
Scotts Bluff
Highest Point Elevation: 
800 feet
Visitor Count: 
98352
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Scotts Bluff; South Bluff; Oregon Trail Pathway; Summit Road; North Platte River; Saddle Rock; Dome Rock; Sentinel Rock
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (valid for 7 days): $3 (hikers, bicyclists, motorcycles); Vehicle (valid for 7 days): $5; Commercial Van: $40 per day; Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Scottsbluff, NE
Gateway Communities: 
Gering, NE; Scottsbluff, NE; Melbeta, NE; Mitchell, NE; Minatare, NE; McGrew, NE; Morrill, NE; Lyman, NE; Harrisburg, NE; Bayard, NE
Nearby Airports: 
Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF)

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Pipe Spring National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
John Hiscock
When visiting Pipe Spring stop at the Pipe Spring National Monument-Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Visitor Center and Museum. Here you will get your first glimpse at American Indians, Mormon pioneers, plants, animals, and others who have depended on the life-giving water found at this national monument.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (hours vary seasonally)
Park Acreage: 
40
Visitor Count: 
50923
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Winsor Castle; East & West Cabins; the Orchard; Ridge Trail
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (valid for 7 days): $5; Child: Free
Nearest Major City: 
Fredonia, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Fredonia, AZ; Colorado City, AZ; Hildale, UT; Kanab, UT; Mount Carmel, UT
Nearby Airports: 
McCarran Airport (LAS); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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Poverty Point National Monument

Poverty Point commemorates a culture that thrived during the first and second millennia B.C. This site, which contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works and most historic archeological sites in North America, is managed by the state of Louisiana.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
911
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Park Sights: 
Observation Tower
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $2
Nearest Major City: 
Tallulah, LA
Gateway Communities: 
Epps, LA; Pioneer, LA; Delhi, LA; Transylvania, LA; Sondheimer, LA; Lake Providence, LA
Nearby Airports: 
Monroe Regional Airport (MLU); Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN); Grider Field (PBF)

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