Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Originally started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, it is now a 30-day celebration starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
Our national cultural institutions and federal lands provide countless opportunities to explore Spanish Colonial historical sites and the legacy of American Latinos. Discover more at these websites:
Hispanic Heritage Month - History, events, exhibits and collections from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art and more.
American Latino Heritage Projects - Exploring how the legacy of American Latinos can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations.
National Register of Historic Places - Historic sites and locations significant to Hispanic Heritage.
Below are some of the many national parks and historical sites you can explore that celebrate America's hispanic heritage: