Many people are surprised when they discover that there are 10 National Parks with 23 unique destinations in and around New York City and northern New Jersey. These are places to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach, become involved in the stewardship of an urban ecosystem, or better understand today's world by making a visit to the past.
The National Parks of New York Harbor include Gateway National Recreation Area, Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island. In addition, there are six cultural and historic destinations in Manhattan, including the African Burial Ground, and one in Westchester County. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, an affiliated site, is also a part of this network.
The National Parks of New York Harbor comprise approximately 27,000 acres and are visited more than 12 million times each year. Year-round, there are a variety of tours, exhibits, special events, educational programs and recreational opportunities.
The African Burial Ground
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Governors Island National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument
Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall is closed for construction until Fall 2006.
General Grant National Memorial
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Saint Pauls Church National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
an affiliated National Park Service area
Gateway National Recreation Area
Sites of particular note are listed under each unit
Sandy Hook Unit
Sandy Hook Beaches
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Staten Island Unit
World War Veterans Park at Miller Field
Swinburne and Hoffman Islands
Jamaica Bay Unit
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Frank Charles Memorial Park
Jacob Riis Park
Floyd Bennett Field