The National History Park is home to the Citadelle, Sans-Souci and Ramiers, the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere. The Palace of Sans-Souci was the royal residence of King Henry I of Haiti and was constructed in 1810. The Citadelle is a large mountaintop fortress built after Haiti gained independence from France at the beginning of the 19th century. The Citadelle serves as a universal symbol of liberty, being the first monument constructed by slaves who had gained their freedom. Take an excursion to the National History Park to explore the sites and learn about the history of Haiti!