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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

Quote on MLK memorial to be changed soon

Plans to change a quote carved on the most recognizable part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in D.C. are moving ahead.

Saturday - 04/07/2012, 07:46am EDT

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

Take a Civil War tour with your computer mouse

Events around the country are planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and now's there's an easy way to get a feel for the complete scope of celebrations.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 09:20am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Civil War 150th Anniversary, National Park Service, Bill Line, Civil War

Quest to visit every national park ends in Va.

A dozen people have made Fort Monroe National Monument the last stop in their tour of all 397 facilities in the National Park System.

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 07:54am EDT

Tags: Fort Monroe National Monument, national parks, National Park Travelers Clu, National Park Service

D.C. triathlon canceled after permit denied

A triathlon scheduled for the nation's capital in June has been canceled after the National Park Service denied race organizers a permit to use the National Mall.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 04:30pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, D.C. Triathlon

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