By the Numbers: Affiliated Areas

Affiliated Areas are not owned or administered by the federal government, but they do preserve important elements of our country’s heritage and they do get some assistance from the National Park Service. Here are some of the vital stats.

Affiliated Area Review: Chicago Portage National Historic Site

It’s sometimes said that national parks “tell America’s story.” Of course, lots of sites outside the National Park System also tell America’s story. From the geographical perspective, none of these “other sites” is more interesting than Chicago Portage National Historic Site, an Affiliated Area that celebrates its 56th anniversary today.