National Parks Visited

Another just for fun list page to help me remember places I’ve been.  My birthday present from my brother this year was a National Parks Passport, which you can collect stamps in to commemorate a visit to a National Park.  There are 61 “National Parks” in the country, the names people recognize like Yellowstone and The Redwoods, but if you throw in National Monuments, National Memorials, National Battlefields etc that number swells to 419 properties of all sizes run by the National Parks Service.  The Passport lists them all, not just the big ones.

The Passport gift was inspired by our recent trip to the Redwoods and Crater Lake, prior to which, I didn’t think I had ever been to a National Park. Turns out I had been to two of the “big ones” (St Louis Arch and Great Smoky Mountains) but if you throw in the smaller ones I’ve already been to a lot. Mostly battlefields up and down the East coast.

North Carolina:

Blue Ridge Parkway (National Parkway) – Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (Greensboro)


Crater Lake National Park
McLoughlin House National Historic Site (Oregon City)


Fort Vancouver National Historical Site (Vancouver)
Olympic National Park (Port Angeles)


Redwoods National and State Parks
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco and Marin County)


Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (St. Augustine)


Fort Pulaski National Monument

South Carolina:

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park (Charleston)
Kings Mountain National Military Park


Arlington House, The Robert E Lee Memorial (part of Arlington Cemetery)
Petersburg National Battlefield (Petersburg)


Gateway Arch National Park (St. Louis)

Washington D.C.:

National Mall
Lincoln Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
White House and President’s Park


Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia)
Gettysburg National Military Park
Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site (Philadelphia)

New York:

Statue of Liberty National Monument (NYC)
Ellis Island National Immigration Museum (NYC)
Hamilton Grange National Memorial (NYC – Harlem)