Turns out there’s a lot more to national parks than you thought. In conjunction with this year’s National Park Week from April 15 through 23, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will launch Parks 101, an ongoing series of hidden histories that showcase unexpected stories and experiences from America’s national parks and programs.
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
The bartender must be a National Parks Traveler reader.
It's difficult in today's world to image a house sitting on 34 acres of wooded farmland in the middle of New York City, but that was the former setting for Alexander Hamilton's house called The Grange. A five year project to relocate and restore the house has been completed and Hamilton Grange National Memorial has reopened to the public.
The most popular national parks get visitors galore. Let's have a look at the other end of the attendance spectrum, the end that is anchored by the least-visited parks in the system.
The New Year is only hours away, so let’s orient this week’s quiz to newness (loosely defined). Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll put you in charge of Traveler’s new Complaint Department.
If you're going to be in New York City on Saturday, you might want to head over to the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem to see the Hamilton Grange National Memorial arrive at its new location.
A tricky move, one some see as controversial, is under way to move Alexander Hamilton's "country home" to a new location in New York City.