Our national monuments and public lands and waters help define who we are as a nation by telling the story of our shared historical, cultural, and natural heritage. 

Since President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law in 1906, 16 Presidents – 8 Republicans and 8 Democrats – have used the authority granted by the act to safeguard public lands, oceans, and historic sites in order to share America’s story with future generations. These national monument designations are broadly supported from coast to coast and provide a myriad of benefits to local communities, including economic boosts from tourism, places to enjoy the outdoors, clean air and water, protection for ecologically sensitive areas, and windows into our country’s history.

Sending a signal that protections for our shared history, culture, and natural treasures are temporary would set a terrible precedent. National monuments have been shown to be tremendous drivers of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy and businesses rely on the permanency of these protections when making decisions about investing in these communities.

From Maine’s magnificent Katahdin Woods and Waters to the colorful canyons of Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante to the western history held in New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, these landmarks, landscapes, and seascapes have value which far exceeds their physical features; they manifest the core democratic ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. They are our legacy to our children and our children’s children, and a gift that belongs to all Americans.

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*This list reflects Antiquities Act designations and does not reflect management changes or times the Antiquities Act was used to enlarge current monuments.
Monument
State(s)
Date
President
Devils Tower
State: Wyoming
Date: 9/24/1906
President: T. Roosevelt
El Morro
State: New Mexico
Date: 12/08/1906
President: T. Roosevelt
Montezuma Castle
State: New Mexico
Date: 12/08/1906
President: T. Roosevelt
Petrified Forest
State: Arizona
Date: 12/08/1906
President: T. Roosevelt
Chaco Culture
State: New Mexico
Date: 3/11/1907
President: T. Roosevelt
Lassen Volcanic
State: California
Date: 5/06/1907
President: T. Roosevelt
Gila Cliff Dwellings
State: New Mexico
Date: 11/16/1907
President: T. Roosevelt
Tonto
State: Arizona
Date: 12/19/07
President: T. Roosevelt
Muir Woods
State: California
Date: 01/09/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Grand Canyon
State: Arizona
Date: 01/11/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Pinnacles
State: California
Date: 01/16/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Jewel Cave
State: South Dakota
Date: 02/07/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Natural Bridges
State: Utah
Date: 04/16/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Lewis and Clark Caverns
State: Montana
Date: 05/11/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Tumacacori
State: Arizona
Date: 09/15/08
President: T. Roosevelt
State: Colorado
Date: 12/07/08
President: T. Roosevelt
Olympic
State: Washington
Date: 03/02/09
President: T. Roosevelt
Navajo
State: Arizona
Date: 03/20/09
President: W. Taft
Oregon Caves
State: Oregon
Date: 07/12/09
President: W. Taft
Zion
State: Utah
Date: 07/31/09
President: W. Taft
Spirit Mountain Cave
State: Wyoming
Date: 09/21/09
President: W. Taft
Salinas Pueblo Missions
State: New Mexico
Date: 11/01/09
President: W. Taft
Sitka
State: Alaska
Date: 03/23/10
President: W. Taft
Rainbow Bridge
State: Utah
Date: 05/30/10
President: W. Taft
Big Hole
State: Montana
Date: 06/23/10
President: W. Taft
Colorado
State: Colorado
Date: 05/24/11
President: W. Taft
Devils Postpile
State: California
Date: 07/06/11
President: W. Taft
Cabrillo
State: California
Date: 10/14/13
President: W. Wilson
Papago Park
State: Arizona
Date: 01/31/14
President: W. Wilson
Dinosaur
State: Utah, Colorado
Date: 10/04/15
President: W. Wilson
Walnut Canyon
State: Arizona
Date: 11/30/15
President: W. Wilson
Bandelier
State: New Mexico
Date: 02/11/16
President: W. Wilson
Acadia
State: Maine
Date: 07/08/16
President: W. Wilson
Capulin Volcano
State: New Mexico
Date: 02/11/16
President: W. Wilson
Tongass
State: Alaska
Date: 10/25/16
President: W. Wilson
Crow Flies High Overlook
State: North Dakota
Date: 06/29/17
President: W. Wilson
Casa Grande Ruins
State: Arizona
Date: 08/03/18
President: W. Wilson
Katmai
State: Alaska
Date: 09/24/18
President: W. Wilson
Scotts Bluff
State: Nebraska
Date: 12/12/19
President: W. Wilson
Yucca House
State: Colorado
Date: 12/19/19
President: W. Wilson
Great Basin
State: Nevada
Date: 01/24/22
President: W. Harding
Timpanogos Cave
State: Utah
Date: 10/14/22
President: W. Harding
Fossil Cycad
State: South Dakota
Date: 10/21/22
President: W. Harding
Aztec Ruin
State: New Mexico
Date: 01/24/23
President: W. Harding
Hovenweep
State: Utah, Colorado
Date: 03/02/23
President: W. Harding
Hopewell
State: Ohio
Date: 03/02/23
President: W. Harding
Pipe Spring
State: Arizona
Date: 05/31/23
President: W. Harding
Bryce Canyon
State: Utah
Date: 06/08/23
President: W. Harding
Carlsbad Caverns
State: New Mexico
Date: 10/25/23
President: C. Coolidge
Chiricahua
State: Arizona
Date: 04/18/24
President: C. Coolidge
State: Idaho
Date: 05/02/24
President: C. Coolidge
Statue of Liberty
State: New York
Date: 10/15/24
President: C. Coolidge
Castle Pinckney
State: South Carolina
Date: 10/15/24
President: C. Coolidge
Fort Pulaski
State: Georgia
Date: 10/15/24
President: C. Coolidge
Castillo de San Marcos
State: Florida
Date: 10/15/24
President: C. Coolidge
Fort Matanzas
State: Florida
Date: 10/15/24
President: C. Coolidge
Wupatki
State: Arizona
Date: 12/09/24
President: C. Coolidge
Natchez Trace
State: Tennessee
Date: 02/06/25
President: C. Coolidge
Glacier Bay
State: Alaska
Date: 02/26/25
President: C. Coolidge
Old Fort Niagara
State: New York
Date: 09/05/25
President: C. Coolidge
Lava Beds
State: California
Date: 11/21/25
President: C. Coolidge
Arches
State: Utah
Date: 04/12/29
President: H. Hoover
White River
State: Colorado
Date: 05/11/29
President: H. Hoover
Sunset Crater Volcano
State: Arizona
Date: 05/26/30
President: H. Hoover
Great Sand Dunes
State: Colorado
Date: 03/17/32
President: H. Hoover
Grand Canyon
State: Arizona
Date: 12/22/32
President: H. Hoover
White Sands
State: New Mexico
Date: 01/18/33
President: H. Hoover
Death Valley
State: California, Nevada
Date: 02/11/33
President: H. Hoover
Saguaro
State: Arizona
Date: 03/01/33
President: H. Hoover
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
State: Colorado
Date: 03/02/33
President: H. Hoover
Cedar Breaks
State: Utah
Date: 08/22/33
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Dry Tortugas
State: Florida
Date: 01/04/25
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Joshua Tree
State: California
Date: 08/10/36
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Zion
State: Utah
Date: 01/22/37
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Organ Pipe Cactus
State: Arizona
Date: 04/13/37
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Capitol Reef
State: Utah
Date: 08/02/37
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Channel Islands
State: California
Date: 04/26/38
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Fort Laramie
State: Wyoming
Date: 07/16/38
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Gulf Islands
State: Florida
Date: 05/17/39
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Tuzigoot
State: Arizona
Date: 07/25/39
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Grand Teton
State: Wyoming
Date: 03/15/43
President: F.D. Roosevelt
Effigy Mounds
State: Iowa
Date: 10/25/49
President: H. Truman
Thomas Edison
State: New Jersey
Date: 07/14/56
President: D. Eisenhower
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
State: Maryland
Date: 01/18/61
President: D. Eisenhower
Russell Cave
State: Alabama
Date: 05/11/61
President: J. Kennedy
Buck Island Reef
State: Virgin Islands
Date: 12/28/61
President: J. Kennedy
Grand Canyon
State: Arizona
Date: 01/20/69
President: L. Johnson
Tongrass
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Aniakchak
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Becharof
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Bering Land Bridge
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Cape Krusenstern
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Denali
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Gates of the Arctic
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Kenai Fjords
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Kobuk Valley
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Lake Clark
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Tongass
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Noatak
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Wrangall-St. Elias
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Yukon-Charley Rivers
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
Yukon Flats
State: Alaska
Date: 12/01/78
President: J. Carter
State: Utah
Date: 09/18/96
President: W. Clinton
Agua Fria
State: Arizona
Date: 01/11/00
President: W. Clinton
State: Arizona
Date: 01/11/00
President: W. Clinton
State: California
Date: 04/15/00
President: W. Clinton
State: Colorado
Date: 06/09/00
President: W. Clinton
State: Washington
Date: 06/09/00
President: W. Clinton
State: Arizona
Date: 06/09/00
President: W. Clinton
President Lincoln and Soldier's Home
State: Washington, D.C.
Date: 07/07/00
President: W. Clinton
State: Arizona
Date: 11/09/00
President: W. Clinton
State: California
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
State: New Mexico
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
Minidoka
State: Idaho
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
Pompeys Pillar
State: Montana
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
State: Arizona
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
State: Montana
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
Virgin Islands Coral Reef
State: Virgin Islands
Date: 01/17/01
President: W. Clinton
Governors Island
State: New York
Date: 01/19/01
President: W. Clinton
African Burial Ground
State: New York
Date: 02/27/06
President: W. Clinton
State: Hawaii
Date: 06/15/06
President: G.W. Bush
World War II Valor in the Pacific
State: Hawaii
Date: 12/05/08
President: G.W. Bush
State: American Samoa
Date: 01/06/09
President: G.W. Bush
State: Hawaii
Date: 01/06/09
President: G.W. Bush
State: Northern Mariana Islands, Guam
Date: 01/06/09
President: G.W. Bush
Fort Monroe
State: Virginia
Date: 11/01/11
President: B. Obama
Fort Ord
State: California
Date: 04/20/12
President: B. Obama
Chimney Rock
State: Colorado
Date: 09/21/12
President: B. Obama
Cesar E. Chavez
State: California
Date: 10/08/12
President: B. Obama
San Juan Islands
State: Washington
Date: 3/25/13
President: B. Obama
State: New Mexico
Date: 3/25/13
President: B. Obama
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
State: Maryland
Date: 03/25/13
President: B. Obama
First State
State: Delaware
Date: 03/25/13
President: B. Obama
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers
State: Ogio
Date: 03/25/13
President: B. Obama
State: New Mexico
Date: 05/21/14
President: B. Obama
State: California
Date: 10/10/14
President: B. Obama
Honouliuli
State: Hawaii
Date: 02/14/15
President: B. Obama
Pullman
State: Illinois
Date: 02/19/15
President: B. Obama
Browns Canyon
State: New Mexico
Date: 02/19/15
President: B. Obama
State: California
Date: 07/10/15
President: B. Obama
Waco Mammoth
State: Texas
Date: 07/10/15
President: B. Obama
State: Nevada
Date: 07/10/15
President: B. Obama
State: California
Date: 02/12/16
President: B. Obama
State: California
Date: 02/12/16
President: B. Obama
Castle Mountains
State: California
Date: 02/12/16
President: B. Obama
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality
State: Washington, D.C.
Date: 02/12/16
President: B. Obama
Stonewall
State: New York
Date: 06/24/16
President: B. Obama
State: Maine
Date: 08/24/16
President: B. Obama
State: Massachusetts
Date: 09/15/16
President: B. Obama
State: Utah
Date: 12/28/16
President: B. Obama
State: Nevada
Date: 12/28/16
President: B. Obama
Birmingham Civil Rights
State: Alabama
Date: 01/12/17
President: B. Obama
Freedom Riders
State: Alabama
Date: 01/12/17
President: B. Obama
Reconstruction Era
State: South Carolina
Date: 01/12/17
President: B. Obama