National Park Service | Alabama
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
On the morning of 27 March 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa and 1,000 Upper Creek or Red Stick warriors fortified in the "horseshoe" bend of the Tallapoosa River. This was the final battle of the Creek War of 1813-14, which is considered part of the War of 1812. The victory here brought Andrew Jackson national attention and helped him to be elected the seventh President of the United States in 1828.
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian Plateau landscapes.
Russell Cave National Monument
The story of Russell Cave National Monument is one of adaptation and survival. Adaptation of people to an ever changing social and natural environment, as well as discovery of the bountiful resources the forest provided, and development of the skills to use these resources for survival.
Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail
A march successfully made its way to the State Capital in Montgomery. As a result, Congress enacted legislation that would guarantee voting rights for all Americans. This monumental event brought the struggle of voting rights of African Americans to the forefront of this nation's conscious.
Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site
The military selected Tuskegee Institute to train pilots because of its commitment to aeronautical training. The Tuskegee program became the center for African-American aviation during World War II.
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
The history of this great institution has been preserved to tell the story of men and women who were former slaves. African-American history, early industrial development, civil rights, and education are some of the themes represented at this site.