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.
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.
Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony May 12The National Park Service will hold an opening ceremony May 12 to celebrate the reopening of the Washington Monument after years of repairs.
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.
Burns at 2 Va. Civil War Sites ScheduledSmoke 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.
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.
Washington Monument to Reopen May 12The 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.
Washington Monument to Reopen in MayThe National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.
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.
Park Service Announces Peak Bloom Dates for D.C. Cherry BlossomsDespite 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.
Group Aims to Repair D.C.'s Black Civil War Memorial The group that built the African Civil War Memorial in Washington is now raising funds to repair it after the memorial was damaged by gunfire.
National Book Festival Moves Off National Mall After a decade on the National Mall, the National Book Festival is moving to a new location this year due to new rules and costs associated with holding a large event on the promenade between the Capitol and Lincoln Memorial.
Sharpshooters Target Catoctin Mountain Park DeerNational Park Service sharpshooters are taking aim at white-tailed deer in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.
Surveyors Checking Height Of Washington MonumentSurveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.
Grand Canyon, Statue Of Liberty Among National Parks To Reopen With State FundsStates are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore