Historic Sites

Castle Clinton National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Pepper

Welcome to Castle Clinton National Monument, which is located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Castle Clinton represents the growth of New York City and also the growth of a nation. The Castle was initially built to keep out a British invasion in 1812, but has transformed over the years to welcome theater goers, immigrants, sightseers and now millions of visitors to New York Harbor.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
1
Visitor Count: 
3415397
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
New York Harbor; Castle Clinton
Entrance Fees: 
Free
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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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jason Lott
Welcome to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument! Created as the nation's first archeological reserve in 1892, Casa Grande was declared a National Monument in 1918 "in order that better provision may be made for the protection, preservation and care of the ruins and the ancient buildings and other objects of prehistoric interest thereon." The monument preserves an ancient Hohokam farming community and "Great House."
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
472.5
Visitor Count: 
88295
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Sonoran Desert; Casa Grande
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $5
Nearest Major City: 
Phoenix, Arizona
Gateway Communities: 
Valley Farms, AZ; Coolidge, AZ; Florence, AZ; Cottonwood, AZ; Sacaton, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Coolidge Municipal Airport (PO8); Tuscan International Airport (TUS)

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Gordon J. Wilson
Castillo de San Marcos Monument is built not only of stone and mortar, but also of human determination and endurance, symbolizing the clash between cultures that ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Castillo was built to protect and defend Spain's claims in the New World. Even though it was caught in the whirlwinds of colonial warfare and intrigue, it was never defeated in battle. The original walls, still resonating with the struggles of an earlier time, provide tangible evidence of over 330 years of American history and culture.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
20.21
Visitor Count: 
630903
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Old City Gates; Garrita; Belltower; West Linewall; Cubo Linewall
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $6
Nearest Major City: 
Jacksonville, FL
Gateway Communities: 
St. Augustine, FL; Elkton, FL; Hastings, FL; Green Cove Springs, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Jacksonville Florida Airport (JAX); Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)

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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Rebecca Harriett

Booker T. Washington National Monument, formerly Burroughs Plantation, is home to the birthplace of Booker T. Washington. Washington was born a slave on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs and after the Civil War became founder and first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. He later went on to be an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
239.01
Visitor Count: 
18339
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Jack-O-Lantern Branch Heritage Trail; Plantation Trail; Burroughs Plantation
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Rocky Mount, VA
Gateway Communities: 
Hardy, VA; Moneta, VA; Vinton, VA; Rocky Mount, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA); Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH)

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Things To Do

Although Acadia is dazzling in summer, the park’s beauty flourishes throughout the year. By land and by sea there is no such thing as an off-season at Acadia. SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL Amphitheater Programs In the evening, Acadia’s two campgrounds present free programs in their centrally located amphitheaters. Programs span a range ...

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Meg Jensen

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the point where the Chugach, Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges all converge in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." This is the largest unit of the National Park System. The park includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round (many park facilities close during the winter season)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (many park facilities close during the winter season)
Park Acreage: 
1.31881
Highest Point: 
Mount Saint Elias
Highest Point Elevation: 
18008 feet
Visitor Count: 
50336
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mount St. Elias; Kennecott; Chitina; Liberty Falls Trail; Nabesna; McCarthy Road; Root Glacier Trail
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear; Lynx; Stellar Sea-lion (threatened); Kittlitz's Murrelets (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Anchorage, AK
Gateway Communities: 
McCarthy, AK; Nabesna, AK; Slana, AK; Galkana, AK; Chitina, AK; Glennallen, AK; Tok, AK; Valdez, AK; Cordova, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

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Yellowstone National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Suzanne Lewis
Yellowstone is the world's first national park and one of the largest in the contiguous United States. Sprawling across volcanic plateaus in the northwest corner of Wyoming, Yellowstone contains more than 2 million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls and panoramic vistas.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (some roads close during the winter season)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (some roads close during the winter season)
Park Acreage: 
2.22177e+06
Highest Point: 
Eagle Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
11367 feet
Visitor Count: 
2870295
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mammoth Hot Springs; Old Faithful; Norris and Firehole River Geyser Basins; Grand Prismatic Sping; Morning Glory Pool; Yellowstone Lake; West Thumb Geyser Basin; Tower Fall; Petrified Forest; Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone; Hayden Valley
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear; Bald Eagle (threatened); Canada Lynx; Gray Wolf
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $12; Motorcycle or Snowmobile Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25; Annual Park Pass: $50
Nearest Major City: 
West Yellowstone, MT; Jackson, WY
Gateway Communities: 
West Yellowstone, MT; Gardiner, MT; Silver Gate, MT; Cooke City, MT; Macks Inn, ID; Island Park, ID; Moran, WY; Emigrant, MT; Wapiti, WY; Pray, MT; Moose, WY; Squirrel, ID; Roscoe, MT; Big Sky, MT; Felt, ID; Tetonia, ID; Nye, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL); Gallatin Field Airport (BZN); Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD); Jackson Hole Airport (JAC); Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA); Yellowstone Airport (WYS)

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North Cascades National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Chip Jenkins
It is difficult to describe the majesty of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Words like magnificent, vast and rugged only hint at the awesome nature of this portion of the expansive Cascade Range. Nestled in the northwest corner of Washington State, North Cascades National Park offers a pristine wilderness spotted with archeological sites and ancient fossil remains.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round; North Cascades Scenic Highway opens mid-April
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round; North Cascades Scenic Highway closes mid-November
Park Acreage: 
684302
Highest Point: 
Goode Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
9220 feet
Visitor Count: 
400000
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lake Chelan; Cascade Mountains; Marblemount Curation Facility; Gorge Diablo; Ross Lake; Stephen Mather Wilderness; Stehekin; North Cascades Institute; North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Endangered Species: 
American Peregrine Falcon (threatened); Common Loon; Golden Eagle; Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Harlequin Duck; Marbled Murrelet; North American Lynx; Northern Goshawk; Nothern Spotted Owl; Pacific Fisher; Pacific Western "Townsend's" Big-Eared Bat; Pileated Woodpecker; Vaux's Swifts; Western Gray Squirrel; Bald Eagle (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Seattle, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Sedro-Woolley, WA; Winthrop, WA; Chelan, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA); Yakima Air Terminal (YKM); Portland International Airport (PDX)

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Petrified Forest National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Elias (Lee) Baiza
With one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science.
Park Acreage: 
93533
Highest Point: 
Pilot Rock
Highest Point Elevation: 
6234 feet
Visitor Count: 
581681
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Painted Desert Inn; Agate House; Puerco Pueblo
Endangered Species: 
Sonora Pronghorn
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5 (bicyclists & walk-ins); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Petrified Forest National Park Annual Pass: $20
Nearest Major City: 
Holbrook, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Chambers, AZ; Holbrook, AZ; Sanders, AZ; Woodruff, AZ; Joseph City, AZ; Concho, AZ; Snowflake, AZ; Indian Wells, AZ; Taylor, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Patrick H. Reed
Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve its remarkable cave system (the longest recorded cave system in the world), the scenic valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of south central Kentucky. A very popular destination for families and day-trippers, the land surrounding the caves affords visitors great fishing and day hiking in addition to all that the underground world has to offer.
Park Acreage: 
52830
Highest Point: 
Mammoth Cave Ridge
Highest Point Elevation: 
930 feet
Visitor Count: 
597934
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Bottomless Pit; Green River Bluffs Overlook; Nolin River; Fat Man's Misery; Cleaveland Avenue; Mammoth Dome; Old Guide's Cemetery; Turnhole Bend; Rotunda; Engine No. 4; The Big Woods; Chief City; Cave Island; Cedar Sink; Sloan's Crossing Pond; Good Springs Church; Sand Cave; Frozen Niagara; River Styx Spring; Cathedral Domes
Endangered Species: 
Birds; Crustaceans; Fish; Gastropods; Insects; Mammals; Mussels; Plants; Reptiles
Entrance Fees: 
Mammoth Passage Tour: $5 (adult), $3.50 (youth), $2.50 (senior); Historic Tour: $12 (adult), $8 (youth), $6 (senior)
Nearest Major City: 
Cave City, KY
Gateway Communities: 
Mammoth Cave, KY; Park City, KY; Cave City, KY; Rocky Hill, KY; Smiths Grove, KY; Horse Cave, KY; Lindseyville, KY; Sweeden, KY
Nearby Airports: 
Louisville International (SDF); Nashville (BNA); Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX); Evansville (EVV)

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