National Park Service

File photo of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival to Remain on National Mall

The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.

06/25/2014

James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Elevator Problem Examined

The National Park Service says it is investigating what caused the elevator at the Washington Monument to malfunction two days after the building reopened.

05/21/2014

The Washington Monument stands on the National Mall at sunset. (Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony May 12

The National Park Service will hold an opening ceremony May 12 to celebrate the reopening of the Washington Monument after years of repairs.

05/11/2014

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  This 13 April, 2005 photo shows the Old Post Office Building in Washington, DC. The building now houses shops and restaurants. Washington's first skyscraper, its steel and granite frame stands an impressive twelve stories tall. Built to house both the U.S. Post Office and the D.C. Post Office, it was the largest and tallest government building in the city. The Old Post Office was the first government building to have its own electric power plant, with engines to drive over 3,900 lights.  AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER  (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Old Post Office Tower to Close For 2 Years

The National Park Service says the tower of the Old Post Office is closing for two years during renovations to the building.

04/26/2014

Reenactors fire a cannon as they participate in a Civil War battle reenactment. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Burns at 2 Va. Civil War Sites Scheduled

Smoke rising from two areas of the Richmond National Battlefield Park over the next week will not be the work of overzealous Civil War re-enactors.

04/02/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rangers Learning Rescue Techniques at Md. Park

National Park Service rangers are rigging up at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont to learn how to rescue people in the mountains.

03/31/2014

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Washington Monument to Reopen May 12

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

03/25/2014

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Washington Monument to Reopen in May

The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.

03/20/2014

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

National Parks in D.C. Area Called $929 Million Boon

The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation’s capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.

03/04/2014

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Park Service Announces Peak Bloom Dates for D.C. Cherry Blossoms

Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they’re predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.

03/04/2014

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