Historic Sites

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Neil King

Glimpse life before the last Ice Age and view the earliest appearance of modern flora and fauna at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Known mostly for its fossils from the late Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, Hagerman Fossil Beds contains one of the world's richest known deposits of fossil horses, Equus simplicidens, thought to be a link between prehistoric and modern horses. Also, the Monument contains parts of the Oregon National Historic Trail, one of only three units in the NPS to boast this characteristic.

Park Open Info: 
Open daily from Memorial Day Weekend (summer season)
Park Closed Info: 
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August 26 (winter season)
Park Acreage: 
4351
Highest Point: 
Snake River
Highest Point Elevation: 
2800 feet
Visitor Count: 
25875
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Oregon Trail Overlook; Hagerman Horse Quarry
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Twin Falls, ID
Gateway Communities: 
Hagerman, ID; Bliss, ID; Wendell, ID; Jerome, ID; Gooding, ID; King Hill, ID; Glenns Ferry, ID; Buhl, ID; Twin Falls, ID
Nearby Airports: 
Boise Air Terminal (BOI); Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF)

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George Washington Carver National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Reginald Tiller
George Washington Carver National Monument commemorates the life of the renowned scientist of agriculture George Washington Carver. The "Plant Doctor" grew up in a world of nature and nurture, tending his secret garden while observing the day to day operations of a successful 19th century farm. The Carver Bust offers visitors the chance to hear Carver's voice reciting the poem "Equipment" by Edgar Guest. Be sure to plan at least one hour for an easy hike when making reservations, as walking the 3/4-mile Carver Nature Trail is a tranquil experience.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
210
Visitor Count: 
37167
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Carver Birthplace Site; Carver Boyhood Statue; Carver Spring; Williams Pond and Spring; Moses Carver 1881 House; Carver Family Cemetery; Carver Nature Trail
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Diamond, MO
Gateway Communities: 
Diamond, MO
Nearby Airports: 
Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport (EOS)

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Governors Island National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Linda Neal
The military communities on Governors Island were woven into the intricate social, political and economic tapestry that is New York City for more than two centuries. Governors Island stood as a silent sentinel in New York Harbor from 1776-1996 and provided protection for the ideals represented by the Statue of Liberty across the Bay. From colonial outpost to regional administrative center for the U.S. Army and Coast Guard, Governers Island is rich with American history.
Park Open Info: 
June
Park Closed Info: 
September
Park Acreage: 
23
Visitor Count: 
43135
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
New York Harbor; Hudson River; East River; Fort Jay; Castle Williams
Nearest Major City: 
New York, NY
Gateway Communities: 
New York, NY
Nearby Airports: 
LaGuardia Airport (LGA); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

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Fort Sumter National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Bob Dodson
For Sumter National Monument preserves one of a series of coastal fortifications built by the United States after the War of 1812. The fort was begun in 1829 and named for South Carolina Revolutionary War patriot Thomas Sumter. The base foundation of rock and granite material supported a massive five-sided, three story fort of 2.4 acres. Fort Sumter was the site of the opening battle of the Civil War on April 12, 1861. Confederate forces assailed the fort, with limited return fire from Sumter, for 34 hours.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
199.57
Visitor Count: 
776162
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Sumter; Parrott Rifles; Battery Isaac Huger
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Charleston, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Sullivans Island, SC; Isle of Palms, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Charleston, SC; Dorchester, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Charleston International Airport (CHS)

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Vidal Martinez
George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a tribute to George Washington and also preserves the heart of the Washington lands and a memorial plantation. America's first and greatest hero, Washington was crucial to the establishment of the United States as a nation founded on the principles of liberty. The peace and beauty of this special place are untouched by time, and visitors are reminded of the staunch character of our hero. The home in which George Washington was born was burned in 1779. After being excavated in 1936, the foundation was recovered and preserved.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
661.73
Visitor Count: 
135870
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Memorial Shaft; Memorial House; Bridges Creek; Popes Creek; Potomac River
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days) $4; George Washington Birthplace Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Colonial Beach, VA
Gateway Communities: 
Colonial Beach, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Stafford Regional Airport (RMN)

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Fort Moultrie National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Bob Dodson
Fort Moultrie National Monument tells the story of two centuries of seacoast defense. From the time of the earliest European settlements until the end of World War II, coastal fortifications guarded the harbors and shores of the United States. For over 200 years, Fort Moultrie has defended Charleston Harbor twice. During the Revolutionary War on June 28, 1776, the still incomplete fort was attacked by a British fleet. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire, and Charleston was saved from British occupation. The fort was named for its commander, William Moultrie.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
199.57
Visitor Count: 
776162
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Moultrie; Sally Port; Endicott Batteries; Harbor Engrance Control Post
Entrance Fees: 
Family Pass: $5; Adult Pass: $
Nearest Major City: 
Charleston, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Sullivans Island, SC; Isle of Palms, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Charleston, SC; Dorchester, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Charleston International Airport (CHS)

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Fort Frederica National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Mary Beth Wester
Fort Frederica National Monument protects the archeological remnants of Frederica. In 1742, Georgia's fate was decided when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Take a tour through this archeological site and experience the rich history of Fort Frederica.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
241.42
Visitor Count: 
316611
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Frederica River; Fort Frederica; Bloody Marsh Unit;
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3; Tour Groups/Commercial Vehicles (1
Nearest Major City: 
Brunswick, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Sea Island, GA; Saint Simons Island, GA; Brunswick, GA; Jekyll Island, GA; Darien, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK)

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Gordon J. Wilson
The area of Fort Matanzas National Monument was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine's southern river approach during this struggle. Today, the monument protects not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals that survive there despite modern development.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
300.11
Visitor Count: 
922315
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Matanzas; Nature Trail Boardwalk; Matanzas River; Rattlesnake Island; Anastasia Island;
Endangered Species: 
Anastasia Island Beach Mouse; Green Turtle; Leatherback Turtle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
St. Augustine, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Palm Coast, FL; Saint Augustine, FL; Elkton, FL; Hastings, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Jacksonville International Airport (JIA); Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA); Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Superintendent Name: 
Greg McGuire
From September 13-14, 1814, the large red, white, and blue banner with broad stripes and bright stars streamed over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fort McHenry National Monument preserves this historically significant area, that has been through battles from the Revolutionary War through World War II.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
43.26
Visitor Count: 
622419
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort McHenry; Garrison Flag; Sally Port; Fort McHenry
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $7; Fort McHenry Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Baltimore, MD
Gateway Communities: 
Baltimore, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

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Dinosaur National Monument

The largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died in the area now known as Dinosaur National Monument. Fragments of a long ago world are scattered among the craggy hills of the monument. The main exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, but some fossils can be seen by hiking 1/2 mile from the Temporary Visitor Center. Other highlights of the park include captivating rock art and scenery, homestead sites, and whitewater rafting.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
210278
Highest Point: 
Zenobia Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
9006 feet
Visitor Count: 
278473
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Yampa River; Green River
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $10; Motorcycle Pass (valid for seven days): $5-10; Dinosaur National Monument Pass:: $20;
Nearest Major City: 
Vernal, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Dinosaur, CO; Rangely, CO; Maybell, CO;
Nearby Airports: 
Vernal Regional Airport (VEL)

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