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 that starts September 15 and ends October 15.
Federal lands and our national cultural institutions 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.
- Check out the National Park Service - Hispanic Heritage Month website highlights to learn more about what’s going on all month around the country.
- American Latino Heritage Projects—explore how the legacy of American Latinos is recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations.
- National Register of Historic Places—find historic sites and locations significant to Hispanic Heritage.
Here are some of the many national parks, historical and other sites you can visit that celebrate America's Hispanic heritage: