NPS Cultural Landscapes Explained And Featured On This Website

History buffs and students working on a class report are among potential users of a website that features cultural landscapes in the National Park System. Not with familiar the term "cultural landscapes"? This site can help fill in the gaps.

"Civil War Activity Book" Published By Eastern National Helps Youngsters Understand Civil War Parks

A fun activity book filled with puzzles and history will help youngsters gain some insights to the Civil War.

National Park Service Director Jarvis Addresses The Value and Importance Of Maintaining Civil War Sites

The battle of Manassas dispelled the myth that the war would be a quick affair. The Confederate secretary of war, LeRoy Pope Walker, suggested prior to the battle that when all was said and done, he would be able to wipe up the blood that would be spilled with his pocket handkerchief.

Summer Special: Ten Cultural-Historical Parks That Don't Get Enough Love

These ten cultural-historical parks deserve a darn sight more attention than they've been getting.

Keeping Track So They're Never Forgotten: National Park Service Workers Who Died on The Job

The list is long, more than 200 names stretching over a century and then some. It's a somber one, as well, tracking the deaths of National Park Service employees from a wide range of fates, from heart attacks to rockfalls to cold-blooded murder.

Civil War Buffs, This Photo Contests For You!

Here's a photo contest for all you amateur Civil War buffs. Sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Center for Civil War Photography, and History, the deadline to get your images in for consideration is August 31.

Special Tour at Petersburg National Battlefield Highlights Fortifications and Military Engineering

Petersburg National Battlefield
Do you know the difference between a parados and a banquette, or a bastion and a re-entrant? You'll get the answers during a special tour at Petersburg National Battlefield, which will explore military engineering and fortifications as they were employed during the siege of Petersburg.

National Park Quiz 14: Historic Houses

There are lots of interesting historic houses in our national parks, and if you know a thing or two about them you’ll do just fine on this week’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you wash windows.