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    First State

    National Monument DE,PA


Dedication Day, March 25, 2013

Dedication Day - March 25, 2013

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First State National Monument was established by President Obama on March 13, 2013 as the 400th unit of the National Park System. As such, it is managed by the same laws and regulations as other units of the National Park System by the National Park Service.

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Did You Know?

A trail through a grassy open field recedes into the horizon

The Woodlawn property at First State National Monument contains the demarcation line known as the "12-mile arc," which is a part of a circle drawn from the Old New Castle Courthouse that established the boundary between British colonies of Pennsylvania and Delaware in the 17th century.