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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, National Park Service, 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, National Park Service

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: National Park Service, 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, National Park Service, 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, National Park Service, Max Smith, Stephen Whitesell, Washington Monument

Smithsonian to care for Park Service collections

The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to take over custodial care of the National Park Service's natural history collections to make them available to outside researchers for the first time.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:55pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution

Prince William Forest Park's WWII history

All entry fees for national parks are waived. But many national parks offer visitors more than just the beauty of nature. They also offer a history lesson.

Sunday - 04/22/2012, 06:47am EDT

Tags: Prince William Forest Park, Jon Jarvis, National Park Service, World War II, spies, Great Depression

MLK memorial sees crowds come in droves

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial continues to draw big crowds after its unveiling late last summer.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 07:03pm EDT

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, National Park Service, Harry Johnson

Archeologists begin season at Historic Jamestowne

Archeologists at Historic Jamestowne are kicking off their 19th field season.

Saturday - 04/07/2012, 11:03am EDT

Tags: archaeologist, Historic Jamestowne, National Park Service, Colonial Williamsburg

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