List of areas in the National Park System in Massachusetts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This list of areas in the National Park System in Massachusetts describes the regions and properties of the state of Massachusetts in which the United States National Park Service (NPS) has an interest. Some of the sites are owned an operated by the NPS, while others, especially those covering significant geographic areas or involving multiple properties, may be only owned or operated in part by the NPS. In some cases, the NPS acts strictly in an advisory or coordinating capacity, and does not provide a services in the form of rangers, visitor centers, or maintenance that it normally provides for the properties it owns or operates.

Name Type Location Description Date established Notes
Adams National Historical Park Quincy 1998 Most properties owned and operated by NPS.
Appalachian Trail National Scenic Trail Berkshire County 1968 Managed by NPS and other organizations.
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Worcester County 1986 Extends into Providence County, Rhode Island. Visitor Center operated by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation; NPS operates in advisory capacity.
Boston African American National Historic Site Boston 1980 NPS acts in advisory role, and provides rangers.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Boston and other nearby communities 1996 Most properties are state or private; NPS acts in advisory and coordinating role.
Boston National Historical Park Boston 1974 Some properties owned and operated by NPS.
Cape Cod National Seashore Barnstable County 1961 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Essex National Heritage Area Essex County 1996 Some properties owned and operated by NPS.[1]
John F. Kennedy National Historic Site Brookline 1967 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Cambridge 1972 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Lowell National Historical Park Lowell 1978 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Minute Man National Historical Park Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington 1959 Property owned and operated by NPS.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park New Bedford 1996 Most properties are not owned or operated by NPS.
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Brookline 1979 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Worcester and Hampden Counties 1994 Extends into eastern Connecticut. NPS acts in advisory role.[2]
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Salem 1938 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Saugus 1968 Property owned and operated by NPS.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site Springfield Joint state-NPS administration.
Westfield Creek Wild and Scenic River Berkshires NPS acts in advisory role.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Essex National Heritage Commission Essex National Heritage Area. Retrieved January 14, 2007.
  2. ^ The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Connecticut and Massachusetts National Park Service, United States Department of Interior. Retrieved January 17, 2007.
  3. ^ The Westfield River Wild and Scenic River: Corridor Description Riverways Program, Department of Fish & Game, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved January 14, 2007.