Historic/Cultural Sites

America�s public land recreation areas provide a wonderful way to explore our history. From the birthplace of our nation at Independence Hall in Pennsylvania to the Anasazi Heritage Center in Colorado, many parks, forests, and other public lands feature cultural and historic sites that offer outstanding educational opportunities. Please contact that site directly.

Entrance fees and visitor hours vary from site to site. For detailed information on a particular site, please contact that site directly.

Find Recreation Areas with Historic/Cultural Activities

What do we mean by Historic and Cultural?

RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes historic and cultural as: visiting historical sites, visiting prehistoric / archeological Sites

Practice Good Stewardship of our Public Lands:

You can help to take good care of our public lands so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:

Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.

Make sure that you follow the verbal or posted directions by local staff so that you can both enjoy and respect the historic and cultural resources and vegetation on nature walks and outdoor programs. Don't take anything away and don't leave anything from your visit to the great outdoors.

Don't wander into areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.

Safety While Attending Educational Sessions:

  • Stay on the designated paths or trails when nature walking
  • Pay attention to the instructor or educator... you don't want to wander into a patch of poison ivy by mistake!
  • Do not feed or take home any wildlife you may encounter
  • Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cellphone or radio
Photo-Historic/Cultural Sites
photo courtesy of the National Park Service statue at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia
Discover and reserve camping, lodging, permits, tours and more at America's parks, forests, monuments and other public lands with Recreation.gov. Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration