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President Obama Designates Five New National Monuments


March 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed proclamations establishing five new national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrate our nation’s rich history and natural heritage. The monuments, located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, help tell the story of significant people and extraordinary events in American history, as well as protect unique natural resources for the benefit of all Americans. Read More >


  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio. Photo: National Park Service
    Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • First State National Monument along the Delaware-Pennsylvania border. Photo: New Castle Court House Museum
    New Castle Court House at First State National Monument
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland Photo: Dorchester County Tourism
    Stewart’s Canal at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
  • San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington. Photo: Bob Wick, BLM
    San Juan Islands National Monument
  • Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico. Photo: Courtesy of Geraint Smith
    Biking at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico
  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • New Castle Court House at First State National Monument
  • Stewart’s Canal at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
  • San Juan Islands National Monument
  • Biking at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico