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Access Fees Proposed for 1st Time Along Entire C&O Canal

The National Park Service wants to start charging entrance fees for the first time along the entire length of the nearly 185-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park starting May 1.


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Washington Monument Reopened After Leak Causes Closure

The Washington Monument has reopened after being temporarily closed to visitors because of a leak above the security screening room at the entrance.


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Deer Meat From Rock Creek Park to Feed Homeless

The National Park Service says it has donated 1,700 pounds of venison to feed the homeless in the nation’s capital following a recent deer hunt in Rock Creek Park.


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

Washington Monument to Reopen After Elevator Repairs

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen after a power problem that affected the elevator has been resolved.


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Washington Monument Closed for Elevator Repairs

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


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.