National Park Service

National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening

Washington Monument Closed for Elevator Repairs

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument is closed Thursday because its elevator is broken.

12 hours ago

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61-Year-Old Man Critical After Hit-and-Run on GW Parkway

A 61-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a car in northern Virginia.

10/21/2014

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Project Opens to Build Peace Corps Memorial in D.C.

The National Park Service is in the early stages of gathering ideas and comments for a new memorial in Washington that has been proposed to honor the Peace Corps and its founding ideals.

10/16/2014

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.  In the background is shown Arlington House, the former home of General Robert E. Lee and his family.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Slave Photo Discovered from Robert E. Lee’s Home

The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s home in Virginia.

10/09/2014

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Report: 5-Foot Chunk of Limestone Falls From Jefferson Memorial

A 5-foot-long, 3-foot-wide slab of limestone fell from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial in April, the National Park Service tells The Washington Post.

10/09/2014

The Trust for the National Mall says they have selected Constitution Gardens for a major rehabilitation over several years. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Group Aims to Redo Neglected Site on National Mall

A group working to restore the National Mall wants to overhaul a lakeside park that honors the nation’s founders but has languished for years with fetid water and crumbling walkways.

09/18/2014

File photo of a deer. (credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Plan Targeting 2,800 Battlefield Deer Progresses

The National Park Service is tentatively approving a plan to have government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years.

08/01/2014

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D.C. Street Closed for Tree Removal

Transportation officials in Washington say they’re closing a stretch of 15th Street for several hours to remove a tree from Meridian Hill Park.

07/28/2014

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Visits to Md. National Parks Down Slightly

The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013.

07/18/2014

Visitors watch the 'Old Faithful' geyser in Yellowstone National Park, one of the signs of significant geothermal activity just below the surface. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yellowstone National Park Road Melting From Supervolcano’s Heat

The combination of the hot summer sun and geothermal activity raised the blacktop temperature to an asphalt melting 160 degrees.

07/14/2014

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