US National Monuments

National Monuments are some of America’s greatest treasures. These designations help keep the areas protected and available for anyone to enjoy. They also help direct travelers to amazing natural splendors and historic sites.

Criteria for the selection of National Monuments generally includes historical or archaeological significance. National Parks, on the other hand, are selected based on the natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities.

List of United States National Monuments

Admiralty Island, Alaska

African Burial Ground National Park Service New York 2006

Agate Fossil Beds National Park Service Nebraska 1997

Agua Fria Bureau of Land Management Arizona 2000

Alibates Flint Quarries National Park Service Texas 1965

Aniakchak National Park Service Alaska 1978

Aztec Ruins National Park Service New Mexico 1923

Bandelier National Park Service New Mexico 1916

Basin and Range Bureau of Land Management Nevada 2015

Bears Ears BLM, USFS Utah 2016

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Park Service Washington DC 2016

Berryessa Snow Mountain USFS, BLM California 2015

Birmingham Civil Rights National Park Service Alabama 2017

Booker T. Washington National Park Service Virginia 1956

Browns Canyon BLM, USFS Colorado 2015

Buck Island Reef National Park Service US Virgin Islands 1961

Cabrillo National Park Service California 1913

California Coastal Bureau of Land Management California 2000

Canyon de Chelly National Park Service Arizona 1931

Canyons of the Ancients Bureau of Land Management Colorado 2000

Cape Krusenstern National Park Service Alaska 1978

Capulin Volcano National Park Service New Mexico 1916

Carrizo Plain Bureau of Land Management California 2001

Casa Grande Ruins National Park Service Arizona 1918

Cascade–Siskiyou Bureau of Land Management Oregon, California 2000

Castillo de San Marcos National Park Service Florida 1924

Castle Clinton National Park Service New York 1946

Castle Mountains National Park Service California 2016

Cedar Breaks National Park Service Utah 1933

César E. Chávez National Park Service California 2012

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Park Service Ohio 2013

Chimney Rock United States Forest Service Colorado 2012

Chiricahua National Park Service Arizona 1924

Colorado National Park Service Colorado 1911

Craters of the Moon NPS, BLM Idaho 1924

Devils Postpile National Park Service California 1911

Devils Tower National Park Service Wyoming 1906

Dinosaur National Park Service Colorado, Utah 1915

Effigy Mounds National Park Service Iowa 1949

El Malpais National Park Service New Mexico 1987

El Morro National Park Service New Mexico 1906

Florissant Fossil Beds National Park Service Colorado 1969

Fort Frederica National Park Service Georgia 1936

Fort Matanzas National Park Service Florida 1924

Fort McHenry National Park Service Maryland 1925

Fort Monroe National Park Service Virginia 2011

Fort Ord Bureau of Land Management California 2012

Fort Pulaski National Park Service Georgia 1924

Fort Stanwix National Park Service New York 1935

Fort Sumter National Park Service South Carolina 1948

Fort Union National Park Service New Mexico 1956

Fossil Butte National Park Service Wyoming 1972

Freedom Riders National Park Service Alabama 2017

George Washington Birthplace National Park Service Virginia 1930

George Washington Carver National Park Service Missouri 1943

Giant Sequoia United States Forest Service California 2000

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Park Service New Mexico 1907

Gold Butte Bureau of Land Management Nevada 2016

Governors Island National Park Service New York 2001

Grand Canyon-Parashant BLM, NPS Arizona 2000

Grand Portage National Park Service Minnesota 1960

Grand Staircase-Escalante Bureau of Land Management Utah 1996

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Park Service Idaho 1988

Hanford Reach U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Dept. of Energy Washington 2000

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Maryland 2013

Hohokam Pima National Park Service Arizona 1972

Homestead National Park Service Nebraska 1936

Honouliuli National Park Service Hawaii 2015

Hovenweep National Park Service Colorado, Utah 1923

Ironwood Forest Bureau of Land Management Arizona 2000

Jewel Cave National Park Service South Dakota 1908

John Day Fossil Beds National Park Service Oregon 1974

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Bureau of Land Management New Mexico 2001

Lava Beds, California

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Park Service Montana 1940

Marianas Trench Marine U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Guam 2009

Military Working Dog Teams Airman Heritage Foundation Texas 2013

Misty Fjords United States Forest Service Alaska 1978

Mojave Trails Bureau of Land Management California 2016

Montezuma Castle National Park Service Arizona 1906

Mount St. Helens United States Forest Service Washington 1982

Muir Woods National Park Service California 1908

Natural Bridges National Park Service Utah 1908

Navajo Nation, Arizona

Newberry United States Forest Service Oregon 1990

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine NOAA, FWS (Atlantic) 2016

Ocmulgee National Park Service Georgia 1936

Oregon Caves National Park Service Oregon 1909

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Bureau of Land Management New Mexico 2014

Organ Pipe Cactus National Park Service Arizona 1937

Pacific Remote Islands Marine U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service US Minor Outlying Islands 2009

Papahānaumokuākea Marine NOAA, FWS (Pacific) 2006

Petroglyph National Park Service New Mexico 1990

Pipe Spring National Park Service Arizona 1923

Pipestone National Park Service Minnesota 1937

Pompeys Pillar Bureau of Land Management Montana 2001

Poverty Point National Park Service Louisiana 1988

Prehistoric Trackways Bureau of Land Management New Mexico 2009

President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home, District of Columbia

Pullman National Park Service Illinois 2015

Rainbow Bridge National Park Service Utah 1910

Reconstruction Era National Park Service South Carolina 2017

Río Grande del Norte Bureau of Land Management New Mexico 2013

Rose Atoll Marine U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service American Samoa 2009

Russell Cave National Park Service Alabama 1961

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Park Service New Mexico 1909

San Gabriel Mountains United States Forest Service California 2014

San Juan Islands Bureau of Land Management Washington 2013

Sand to Snow BLM, USFS California 2016

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains Bureau of Land Management California 2000

Scotts Bluff National Park Service Nebraska 1919

Sonoran Desert Bureau of Land Management Arizona 2001

Statue of Liberty National Park Service New York, New Jersey 1924

Stonewall National Park Service New York 2016

Sunset Crater Volcano National Park Service Arizona 1930

Timpanogos Cave National Park Service Utah 1922

Tonto National Park Service Arizona 1907

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Park Service Nevada 2014

Tuzigoot National Park Service Arizona 1939

Upper Missouri River Breaks Bureau of Land Management Montana 2001

Vermilion Cliffs Bureau of Land Management Arizona 2000

Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Park Service US Virgin Islands 2001

Waco Mammoth National Park Service Texas 2015

Walnut Canyon National Park Service Arizona 1915

White Sands National Park Service New Mexico 1933

World War II Valor in the Pacific, Hawaii, Alaska, California

Wupatki, Arizona

Yucca House, Colorado

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