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Explore The Past At Andersonville National Historic Site

The Andersonville Prison has been viewed as the most notorious prison during the Civil War for how its Union prisoners were treated. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined there, according to the National Park Service, which adds that "of these, almost 13,000 died." Get a sense of prison life at Andersonville National Historic Site when a living history program is offered March 11-12.

Trail Work To Close Great Falls Overlook Along Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is temporarily closing the Olmsted Island Trail and Great Falls Overlook for repairs that will improve visitor safety and better protect park resources. Construction on the bridges is anticipated to last 90-120 days with completion and re-opening in late June 2017. Completion of construction may be impacted by weather conditions.

President's Budget Proposal Would Be "Devastating" To National Parks

Opposition to President Trump's call for a 10 percent budget cut across most of the federal government was surfacing in some camps Tuesday, and heightened pushback would be welcomed by national park supporters, some of who say a cut of that magnitude would "be devastating" to the agency.

Grand Teton National Park Foundation Provides $5.3 Million In Funding To Grand Teton National Park

How valuable are national park friends groups? You can put a dollar figure on it in some parks. At Grand Teton National Park, for instance, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation provided just about $5.3 million in funding last year for a wide range of programs.

Third Annual Anacostia River Festival Coming In April

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park will present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the district and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, Maryland.

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