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America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom

What Is "America the Beautiful Quarters Day in the Classroom"?

Image shows obverse of the Quarter Dollar.

Experience national sites without leaving your school with America the Beautiful Quarters Day in the Classroom! Have an America the Beautiful Quarters Day in the Classroom for each quarter of the program and explore a national site for each state and US territory! You'll learn about unique features of that site, geography, and natural resources through teacher features, lesson plans, games, and more! To get started, pick a national site from the list below. Each of the linked sites brings you to a page of activities to enhance your exploration of that site. Resources available:

  • America the Beautiful Quarters listed by site
  • America the Beautiful Quarters lesson plans—designed for grades K through 12
  • America the Beautiful Quarters Day in the Classroom activities
  • America the Beautiful Quarters Game
  • More information on the quarters in this program
2010 Quarters Location
Hot Springs National Park Arkansas
Yellowstone National Park Wyoming
Yosemite National Park California
Grand Canyon National Park Arizona
Mt. Hood National Forest Oregon
2011 Quarters Location
Gettysburg National Military Park Pennsylvania
Glacier National Park Montana
Olympic National Park Washington
Vicksburg National Military Park Mississippi
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Oklahoma
2012 Quarters Location
El Yunque National Forest Puerto Rico
Chaco Culture National Historical Park New Mexico
Acadia National Park Maine
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii
Denali National Park and Preserve Alaska
2013 Quarters Location
White Mountain National Forest New Hampshire
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Ohio
Great Basin National Park Nevada
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland
Mount Rushmore National Memorial South Dakota
2014 Quarters Location
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tennessee
Shenandoah National Park Virginia
Arches National Park Utah
Great Sand Dunes National Park Colorado
Everglades National Park Florida
2015 Quarters Location
Homestead National Monument of America Nebraska
Kisatchie National Forest Louisiana
Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Delaware
Saratoga National Historical Park New York
2016 Quarters Location
Shawnee National Forest Illinois
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Kentucky
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park West Virginia
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Dakota
Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) South Carolina
2017 Quarters Location
Effigy Mounds National Monument Iowa
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site District of Columbia
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Missouri
Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) New Jersey
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Indiana
2018 Quarters Location
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin
Voyageurs National Park Minnesota
Cumberland Island National Seashore Georgia
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Rhode Island
2019 Quarters Location
Lowell National Historical Park Massachusetts
American Memorial Park Northern Mariana Islands
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Guam
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Texas
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Idaho
2020 Quarters Location
National Park of American Samoa American Samoa
Weir Farm National Historic Site Connecticut
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve U.S. Virgin Islands
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Vermont
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Kansas
2021 Quarters Location
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Alabama