Castle Clinton National Monument, named for Dewitt Clinton the Mayor of NYC, was a fully armed and staffed fort constructed to defend New York Harbor, although it never fired upon the enemy during the War of 1812. It was changed from a fort to an immigran
The only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady, Val-Kill, her home on the Hundson River, welcomes the visitor as Mrs. Roosevelt welcomed her many guests.
Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor covers 524 miles in Upstate New York. This waterway played a key role in turning New York City into a preeminent center for commerce, industry, and finance.
26 Wall Street was the site of New York City's City Hall. The First Congress met in the Federal Hall, and wrote the Bill of Rights, and George Washington was inaugurated here as President on April 30, 1789.
Pristine ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, legacies of lighthouse keepers, and the historic estate of William Floyd are just a few of the recreational, natural, and cultural resources of Fire Island National Seashore.
Fort Stanwix is where our shared heritage comes alive everyday, and explore the sights, sounds, smells and feel of the 18th century. Discover how people endured harsh lives along the Oneida Carrying Place, the superhighway of the 18th century, and directl
Gateway NRA is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.
This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, victorious Union commander of the Civil War, includes the tomb of General Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. During the Civil War, Grant's tenacity and boldness led to victories in the Battles of Vicksburg and Chattan
In 1652, Governors Island, located a half-mile from Manhattans southern tip, was reserved as a private estate for New Amsterdams Dutch governors and also for New Yorks English governors.
Hamilton Grange National Memorial preserves the home of founding father Alexander Hamilton. This house was completed in 1802 and named "The Grange" after the Hamilton family's ancestral home in Scotland, but served as his home for only two years. On July
The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site contains "Springwood", the lifelong home of America's only 4-term President.
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is found in Kinderhook, New York. The Eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren purchased the estate in 1839 during his Presidency
Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919
This 18th-century church is one of New York's oldest parishes (1665-1980). The adjoining cemetery contains burials dating from 1704.
Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, lived at this site from his birth, until he was 14 years old. The reconstructed house contains five period rooms, two museum galleries and a bookstore.
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS preserves the former Ansley Wilcox home, the scene of the inauguration on September 14th, 1901.
The Vanderbilt Estate in Hyde Park, New York is perhaps the best, most intact example of the types of estates constructed by wealthy industrialists in the 19th century.
In the Wesleyan Chapel, the First Women's Rights Convention in American history was held. While women have achieved greater equality with the vote, property rights and education, the revolution continues throughout the world today. Find out how it all beg