Tag Archives: California National Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California

Where Your Imagination Can Travel to the 19th Century
Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.

Redwood National and State Parks, California

Tall Trees and So Much More
Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of rugged coastline. For thousands of years people have lived in this verdant landscape. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all.

Presidio of San Francisco, California

Experience a Diversity of Natural and Cultural History
For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to World Fairs and earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and the natural beauty of the Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a national cemetery. Walk along an historic airfield, through forests or to beaches, and admire spectacular vistas.

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Long Distance Communication
It is hard to believe that young men once rode horses to carry mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. This relay system along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in eight states(California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming) was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.