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Mission and Scope

Meet the scientists of the National Park Service and learn more about their ongoing research and projects in a variety of disciplines.

Reenactors portraying Harriet Tubman and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

This Month’s National Park Getaway

Follow the life and legacy of the famed “conductor” at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland.

Historic photograph of Frederick Douglass

Celebrating 200 Years

Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass overcame his circumstances to become an influential civil rights activist and statesman.

Theodore Roosevelt reenactor outside the gate of Yellowstone National Park

Presidents in Parks

Walk in the footsteps of past US presidents and discover their histories, lore, and contributions preserved in parks.

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Eyes on the Sky

With many migratory birds on the move, it’s the perfect time to go birding or participate in a backyard bird count.

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.

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Photos, Videos, Webcams & More

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

Last updated: January 31, 2018