National parks in New York affected by shutdown
The African Burial Ground in New York City is the oldest, and largest known, excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved. • Eleanor Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park is called Val-Kill. • Federal Hall on Wall Street, where George Washington took the oath of office as the first president, was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. • The final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, in New York City is the largest mausoleum in North America. • Hamilton Grange was the (then) country home that Alexander Hamilton built in Harlem.
The home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park includes his presidential library and museum. • Sagamore Hill was the Long Island home of President Theodore Roosevelt from 1885 until his death in 1919. • The boyhood home of Theodore Roosevelt, the first U.S. president born in New York City, is located at 28 E. 20th St. • St. Paul’s Church in Mount Vernon, founded in 1665, played a vital role in the colonial life of Eastchester, 20 miles north of New York City. • The Vanderbilt Mansion is in Hyde Park. • The Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls, tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention on July 19-20, 1848. • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are being kept open by the State of New York.
Source: National Park Service (nps.gov)