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Report outlines impact of national parks in Va

A report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 02:27pm EDT

Tags: U.S. Department of Interior,

Some states could take over operation of national parks

Closed national parks and monuments are one of the most visible signs of the government shutdown. They've also been the subject of many protests.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:07pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, shutdown, Shenandoah National Park

Hallowed Ground national parks generate $270M in tourism

Thirteen national parks within "The Journey Through Hallowed Ground" national heritage area -- from Gettysburg, Pa. to Monticello, Va. -- support 4,032 local jobs and attract nine million visitors annually, according to a Michigan State University study.

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 07:34am EDT

Tags: journey though hallowed ground, shenendoah, Hank Silverberg, Civil War

Local national parks included in massive federal grant

The federal government is going to spend 356,000 dollars to study a better tour bus operation for the National Mall. But that's just the start of the projects ahead for national parks.

Monday - 02/18/2013, 03:13pm EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg,

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 Park Travelers Clu, National Park Service

National Parks are free during MLK holiday weekend

Several National parks in the D.C. area will be free to get into between Jan. 14 and Jan. 16.

Sunday - 01/15/2012, 02:58pm EST

Tags: parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Day