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The National Mall and monumental core parks were established at the same time the Nation's Capital was founded in the period 1790-1792. This oldest collection of national park areas, along with dozens of historic sites, natural areas, and Civil War battlefields comprise today's National Capital Region of the National Park Service.
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Did You Know?
The Washington Monument was damaged in an earthquake on August 23, 2011. Crews assessed the damage and found stones that were cracked, broken, and displaced throughout the structure.