The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

  • This unit of the National Park System commemorates an event that was once celebrated as a national holiday, helped put a general in the White House, and inspired a popular song a few decades ago.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

  • Charleston, South Carolina, was North America’s main port of entry for African slaves, and hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who endured the Middle Passage and ended up at the slave markets were first quarantined on Sullivan’s Island.

  • Efforts are under way in Congress to expand Saguaro National Park by nearly 1,000 acres. It's not a new proposal, but one carried over from the past Congress that seemed little interested in the initiative.

  • Olympic National Park is deservedly considered one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. Getting there in the late spring and early summer of 2009 will require some advance planning—and a bit of patience—for a lot of visitors due to an upcoming six week closure of the Hood Canal Bridge.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

  • It is one of the oldest parks in the National Park System, having been established on this date in 1899, and yet ... there's a decidedly new face to Mount Rainier National Park.