National Parks

We are on a quest to visit as many of the National Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, and Historic Sites as we can.  Each time, we get a stamp in our “passport book”.  This has been a fun and cheap way to spend time together as a family, learn about our Nation, and get outside.

I try to document all our trips and throw in some helpful hints if you’re planning to visit yourself.  Drop me a line and let me know what parks are on your bucket list!

National Park Service Sites Visited By State


Indiana Dunes National Seashore (August 2018)

Fort Caroline National Memorial (November 2015)
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (November 2015)
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (November 2015)
Fort Matanzas National Monument (November 2015)
Canaveral National Seashore (November 2015)

Fort Frederica National Monument (November 2015)
Fort Pulaski National Monument (November 2015)

USS Constitution: Boston National Historic Site (September 2018)
Minuteman National Park (September 2018)
Salem National Maritime Historic Park (October 2018)
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (October 2018)

Sleeping Bear Dunes (May 2017)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (May 2017)

Ulysses S. Grant’s Home (June 2017)
Ozarks National Scenic Riverway (November 2017)
 Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield (January 2018)
Gateway Arch National Park (March 2018)

New Hampshire
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (October 2018)

North Carolina
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (February 2015)
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (February 2015)
Blueridge Parkway (February 2015)
Moores Creek National Battlefield (April 2015)
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (December 2015)
Wright Brothers National Memorial (December 2015)
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (December 2015)

Cuyahoga National Park (August 2018)

South Carolina
Cowpens National Battlefield (February 2015)
Kings Mountain National Military Park (February 2015)
Fort Sumter National Monument (November 2015)
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (November 2015)

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site (October 2018)

Great Falls National Park (January 2015)
Fort Monroe National Monument (May 2015)
Colonial National Historic Park (May 2015)

West Virginia
Gauley River National River (January 2014)
New River Gorge National River (January 2014)