South elevation of the White House

Participating in History

National parks in the nation's capital provide a backdrop to the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Find out more about this weekend's events.

Two African American Civil War reeanctors holding a period U.S. flag

The Struggle for Civil Rights

While the challenges and goals have varied, the championing of civil rights has been a part of our nation's history since the beginning.

A tan and brown building known as Darrah Hall

Reflecting on Reconstruction

Reconstruction Era National Monument, a new park in South Carolina, sheds more light on an influential period in American history.

Three Asian performers in traditional outfits

Recognizing Our Nation's Diverse Story

New grants will help underrepresented communities add historical and cultural sites to the National Register of Historic Places.

Cockspur Lighthouse standing in the ocean with the water level reaching its base

A New Strategy

As the climate continues to change, the National Park Service developed a new strategy for managing cultural resources.

Park ranger talking to news reporter

National Park News

Find the latest news and events, search for images and videos, and discover facts and figures about the national parks.

Close-up of woman looking through a camera viewfinder at woods

Photos, Videos, Webcams & More

Explore the national parks through multimedia. Search for photos, videos, webcams, and audio files on any topic.