STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT VISITOR CENTER
about the vistor center
The mission of the Visitor Center is to preserve, advance, and celebrate the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. The Visitor Center will serve as a beacon for generations to come, by providing the unique opportunity to visit the very site where history was made, and the fight for full LGBTQ+ equality began.
The Visitor Center will serve as an educational resource and a living and breathing experience that speaks to today’s generations, encouraging them to carry forward the Stonewall legacy and the fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. It will be a transformational experience to all who visit.
On June 24, 2022 Pride Live will host the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, the very first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Parks Service.
In doing so, Pride Live will also reunite the Stonewall Inn.
HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT
On June 24, 2016, President Barack Obama officially designated the Stonewall National Monument, making it the first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights.
The Monument boundaries encompasses a 7.7-acre area consisting of the Stonewall Inn, Christopher Street Park, and the surrounding streets where the Rebellion occurred. In October 2017, a rainbow LGBTQ+ flag was raised within the boundaries of the Monument