New York State has some of the most iconic National Park sites in the country! From the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the Vanderbilt Mansion and so many more. The state of New York is filled with amazing historical sites and monuments.
We have made a few trips to New York specifically to visit the National Park sites and there are still more for us to see. I love that while you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of New York City you can visit a National Park within the city. There are so many national parks in New York City that it can be hard to see them all in one visit.
Do you have a favorite New York National Park?
New York National Parks
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York Harbor
A trip to the United States wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this icon of freedom and democracy. A token of friendship from France in 1886, the Statue of Liberty sits on a 12-acre island in the harbor. Security is tight these days, but with advance planning, you can visit certain areas of the monument.
The Ellis Island immigration museum, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, is a fascinating piece of U.S. history, especially for those descended from one of the millions of immigrants who began their new lives here.
New York National Parks
African Burial Ground National Monument
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Castle Clinton National Monument
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Ellis Island – Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fire Island National Seashore
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Gateway National Recreation Area
General Grant National Memorial
Governors Island National Monument
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
National Parks of New York Harbor
Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
North Country National Scenic Trail
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Saratoga National Historical Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Stonewall National Monument
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Washington – Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Women’s Rights National Historical Park
There are 23 NY National Parks with over 17 million visitors each year. These visitors produce over $697 million in economic benefits from tourism. New York parks also include 4 National Heritage Areas, 1 Wild and Scenic river managed by the National Park Service and 3 National Trails.
National Parks in NY also includes 5,895 National Register of Historic Places listings, 268 National Historic Landmarks, 28 National Natural Landmarks and 1 World Heritage Site.
Check out this list of all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States.
There are 2,212 places recorded by the Heritage Documentation Program in New York National Parks. with over 4 million objects in the New York National Park Museum Collection.
Check out the National Parks in neighboring states