Preservation of Historical Documents
…the fundamental purpose… is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such as manner and by such a means will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
-The National Park Service Organic Act
August 25, 1916
Save America’s Treasures Project
Did You Know?
None of the original soldier huts remain. The huts that you see in the park today are reproductions based on the model that General Washington wanted the soldiers to follow. Despite a lack of tools and the relative haste in which they were built, most served as decent shelters for the troops.