Untold WWII: From Pearl Harbor to the Atomic Bomb

National parks tell the stories of America's WWII experience - from Pearl Harbor to the war's atomic end. Discover how a resilient America mobilized its people (and parks!) to triumph over tyranny. Explore places where technological and social barriers collapsed. Confront the war's darker legacies where America incarcerated its citizens and developed nuclear weapons. Stand where American blood was shed, coastlines were defended, wounds were healed, and valor is memorialized forever.

four women wearing military dress uniforms sitting in the back of a troop transport truck.
Breaking Barriers

From the battlefield to the home front, African Americans served their country and their communities during World War II.

old time radio transmitter
Museum Collections

Explore the virtual collections of the National Park Service that relate to World War II.

World War II Heritage Cities
World War II Heritage Cities

See the designated World War II Heritage Cities

OSS building at Prince William Park
Top Secret: Parks and the OSS

In and around Washington, DC, a new spy agency known as the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) worked in secret at national park sites.

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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