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Past Features
Photo of cannon firing at Chalmette Battlefield   Battle of New Orleans
Jean Lafitte commemorates bicentennial
Photo-illustration of some of the quilts on exhibit   Piecing together a changing planet
New exhibit opens at Biscayne
Photo of children leading a parade   National Park Getaways
This month: Ulysses S Grant
Photo of the Wright Brothers first flight, courtesy of the Library of Congress   Flight path
Wright Brothers success strategy
Photo of singers at President's Park   Sounds of the season
National Christmas Tree music program
Photo of young birder looking up   One, two, three. . .
Annual Christmas Bird Count at Yosemite
Photo of Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees by John H. Pilarski, first place winner of the 2010 National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest   Rare Earth
America's National Natural Landmarks
Historical photo of Theo Wangemann working on a phonograph recording   Pioneers of sound
Early recordings at Thomas Edison
Photo of tribal dancers and drummers   Celebrate native cultures
National American Indian Heritage Month
Photo of George Washington statue in front of Federal Hall   National Park Getaways
This month: Federal Hall
Photo of Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park   Spice of the Earth
Salt flats at Death Valley
Photo of ranger leading tour at the the newly designated American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial   Visit on Veterans Day
National parks waive entrance fees November 11
Photo of Canadian National 3254, built in 1917, under a historic signal bridge.   Get on board
Fall foliage tours at Steamtown
Photo of bats at Mammoth Cave   National Bat Week
October 26 – November 1
Photo of petroglyph and surrounding area   National Park Getaways
This month: Alibates Flint Quarries
Historic photo of three young men cutting a boulder in half   For a dollar a day
Civilian Conservation Corps at Bandelier
Photo of two firefighters putting out a houseboat (structure) fire   Safety first
Prevention efforts protect structures in parks
Photo of woman watching Civil War reenactors line up   Civil War 150th anniversary
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove
Part of the National Fossil Day logo   Discover the ancient
National Fossil Day is October 15
Photo of the night sky at Zion National Park   Look to the night
Dark skies at Zion
Photo of ranger talking with visitors   National Park Getaways
This month: Keweenaw
Photo of ranger planting a young fir tree   Watershed restoration
Olympic National Park
Photo of Ballet Folklorico dancers at the 2013 San Jose Fandango, NPS photo by Nathan Sargent   Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15–October 15
Photo of two young women at the Wall of Names, NPS photo by VIP Mary Anne McMullen   We remember
Flight 93 National Memorial
Photo of sand hill cranes flying over Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve   National Public Lands Day
National parks waive entrance fees September 27
Photo of a person walking a mule with the LaSalle Canal Boat in the background   Celebrating 30 years
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Photo of young woman sailing at Gateway National Recreation Area. Photo by Francesca Simondi   To your health!
Fun and fitness at Gateway
Photo of field of flowers with Capulin Volcano in background   National Park Getaways
This month: Capulin Volcano
Photo of a Northern saw whet owl, courtesy of Larry and Charlotte Hartman   The night watch
Owls abound in Redwood
Photo of visitors in rocking chairs on the Lake Lodge porch at Yellowstone National Park   Kick back
National parks waive entrance fees August 25