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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Presidential Pets

June 24, 2012 Posted by: Nicole DeLuca, Park Ranger

From dogs to bears these first families had them all. But like the saying goes, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!"

 

Did You Know?

Burning of Cherry Trees

The original gift of Cherry Trees from Japan in 1910 had to be destroyed due to disease and infestation. There was an additional gift made two years later that became the basis for the trees we still have today. More...