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Inauguration construction, planning under way

Voters elected Barack Obama to another four-year term Tuesday. Twenty-four hours later and the inauguration stage is already under construction at the Capitol.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 06:32am EST

Tags: inauguration, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., andrew mollenbeck

Motorist urged to avoid Blue Ridge Parkway

Concerns about downed trees and snow accumulations prompted the National Park Service to ask motorists to avoid traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway over the next several days.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 10:27pm EDT

Tags: Blue Ridge Parkway, Sandy, weather

Reflecting pool closes again in effort to remove algae

The Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is empty once again, and it will remain that way for at least another week.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 10:13pm EDT

Tags: reflecting pool, Lincoln Memorial,

Pennsylvania Ave. joins list of endangered spaces

Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue, sometimes called "America's Main Street," is being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes because of neglect and deferred maintenance by the National Park Service.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Tags: Cultural Landscape Foundation, Pennsylvania Avenue, Robert Vogel,

Contractor picked for Washington Monument repairs

The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Washington Monument, earthquake

Hiking tours help history buffs imagine Civil War hardship

It is ironic that the Battle of South Mountain is often overshadowed by its successor, which took place in a flat field.

Sunday - 09/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: Civil War, Battle of Antietam, Andrew Rowand,

White House Visitor Center to be rehabilitated

The National Park Service says the White House Visitor Center is scheduled to close this weekend for more than a year for rehabilitation work.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:17am EDT

Tags: White House Visitor Center, Stephen Whitesell

Heat stifles Md. Civil War encampment

The National Park Service says it's too hot for a Civil War anniversary event at the Monocacy (mah-NAH'-kah-see) National Battlefield near Frederick.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 05:03pm EDT

Tags: Monocacy National Battlefield, Civil War

End in sight for some National Mall projects

There's an end in sight for two of the construction projects that have taken over key spots on the National Mall.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 01:41pm EDT

Tags: National Mall, max smith, Stephen Whitesell, Washington Monument

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