As you visit National Parks, making memories, it’s always fun to bring some memories home to share with family and friends. To that end, the National Park Service created the Passport To Your National Parks Program in 1986. It consists of the passport and companion books, and a new set of interpretive stamps every year. Proceeds from the purchase of passport related-materials are donated to help protect the parks and educate visitors.
For a complete list of more than 1,000 National Park Service Cancellation Station Locations, download the pdf at the Official Online Store of America’s National Parks. Smart phone apps available from the Google Play and iTunes stored include a Cancellation Station map and other features. When you visit the places on the list, be sure to get your Passport cancelled with the site’s rubber-stamp ink marking that includes the name of the park and the date you visited.
Using your downloaded Cancellation Station list, and the National Park Service’s Lewis and Clark Interactive Trail Atlas, you can map your Lewis and Clark exploration through Freedom’s Frontier in Missouri and Kansas. Make sure to add Freedom’s Frontier Partner site Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point to your itinerary.
The National Park Service’s Web site also has some Interactive Passport Stamp maps that help you plan a trip around cancellation stations on themes, such as this one for the Pony Express National Historic Trail. And even though the Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, is not on the historic trail, and doesn’t have a passport stamp, you could still pay a visit to this Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Partner site along the way.
Some Partners in Freedom’s Frontier do have Cancellation Stations:
Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Visitor Center, Independence (California Trail, Oregon Trail)
Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Farm Home, Grandview
The sites listed above, and many other Places to See in the heritage area, can also be found on our Web site.