Guide: National park sites in the tristate area

Looking to head outdoors as the weather gets warmer? Why not "find your park" at one of the national park sites in our region - here is a guide of national park sites in the tristate area.

NEW YORK
Governors Island National Monument
Ferry locations: 
Manhattan -
Battery Maritime Building
10 South St.
New York, NY 

Brooklyn -
Pier 6
Atlantic Avenue and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Operating Hours:
Visit Trust for Governors Island for details on public access 
Park website

Federal Hall National Memorial
Location: 
26 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005

Operating hours:
Open year-round, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website

General Grant National Memorial 
Location:
Riverside Park in Manhattan, near Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street

Operating Hours:
Visitor center open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mausoleum open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10-11 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m.

Website

Statue of Liberty National Monument/Ellis Island
Liberty Island and Ellis Island are open every day except Dec. 25.

It is advised that visitors board a ferry from Battery Park or Liberty State Park before 1 p.m.

Liberty State Park - 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Battery Park - 1 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004

Statue of Liberty website
Ellis Island website
Statue Cruises - ferry info

Castle Clinton National Monument
Location:
Battery Park
1 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004

Operating Hours:
Open every day but Christmas - 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Website

Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Location: 
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Operating hours:
Year-round, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Location: 
54 Valkill Park Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Website for guided tour hours.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Location: 
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Operating hours:
Mansion open only by guided tour seven days a week. Visitor Center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website

St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
Location:
897 South Columbus Ave. 
Mount Vernon, NY

Operating hours:
Early Jan. - late June: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Early July - late Dec.: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Website

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Location:
12 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Operating Hours:
Buildings/tours - Wed. to Sun. Home and other public buildings closed Mon.-Tues. Park grounds open daily, year-round between sunrise and sunset.

Website

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Location:
Saint Nicholas Park in Manhattan
414 West 141st Street between Convent and St. Nicholas avenues

Operating hours:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed. through Sun. year-round, except on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Website

African Burial Ground National Monument
Location:
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Operating hours:
Indoor visitor center and exhibitions - Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Outdoor memorial - Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Website

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Location:
28 E. 20th St.
New York, NY 10003

Operating hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (guided tours available)
Website

Fire Island National Seashore
Visit website for car, ferry and train travel options to areas and visitor centers.

CONNECTICUT
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Location:
735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Visit website for seasonal operating hours.

NEW JERSEY
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Site
Location:
Welcome Center -
65 McBride Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07501

Operating Hours:
Outdoor areas of the park open year-round.
Check website for seasonal welcome center hours.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Location:
211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052

Operating hours:
Visit website for seasonal information.

Morristown National Historical Park
Washington's Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion
30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ 07960 
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day - seasonal hours

Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
586 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day - seasonal hours

Check website for further information on grounds and seasonal hours.

TRAILS/RECREATION
New England National Scenic Trail

Over 200 miles from the Long Island Sound to mountain summits in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Visit the trail website for more info.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The 2,180-mile trail passes through New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Trail website
Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Gateway National Recreation Area
Open year-round. Locations in Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey. Visit park website for travel information and hours of operation.

Photos of New England National Scenic Trail, Morristown National Historical Park, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Weir Farm National Historic Site provided by Xiomaro. Visit his website for more details on his work and his other collections.

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