National Park Service
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A second re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is set to begin this Fourth of July as the National Park Service wraps up its commemorative programs for the 150th anniversary of […]
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Sweat soaking their wool uniforms, the Union and Confederate soldiers met near the stone wall to exchange handshakes, pleasantries and even a few jokes. On this warm, sticky Sunday afternoon, both […]
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An opening volley of musket fire ushered in the start of the milestone commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg on Friday, 150 years after the Union Army turned away a Confederate […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg, many Civil War re-enactors will eschew the use of modern technology, but scores of tourists will embrace it. More than 5,700 Foursquare […]
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The towering marble symbol of the nation’s capital is chipped, cracked and closed, though will soon be pieced back together by engineers working delicately across the Washington Monument’s surface. Some gashes in […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom. The completion of the scaffolding on Monday is a milestone in the $15 million project to repair the monument, which […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia gym where former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier lived and trained has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation officials say they were notified Tuesday of the designation by the National Park Service.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two members of California’s Congressional delegation have introduced bills that would expand the boundaries of Yosemite National Park for the first time in 70 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will furlough U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation’s monuments.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Park Service on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of Alcatraz Island’s closure as a federal penitentiary with an exhibit of newly discovered photos of the prison’s final hours.
ANACAPA ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve won the war against rats on a Southern California island preserve. The National Park Service has proclaimed Anacapa Island thriving, a decade after a controversial rat-extermination effort.