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  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Guided tour of the historic sailing ship Balclutha. More

    Time:
    2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    On Balclutha
    Fees:
    Vessel Admission: $10, Free for visitors 15 and younger
  • Castle Clinton National Monument

    Castle Clinton Guided tour

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Castle Clinton tour More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,12:00 PM to 12:30 PM,2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Castle Clinton NM
    Fees:
    free
  • Chiricahua National Monument

    Faraway Ranch House Tour

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Tour the historic Faraway Ranch House and property Thursday - Sunday at 11am and 2pm. Starting April 1, tours will be on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Faraway Ranch House Benches
    Fees:
    Free
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

    The Dream Rocket Project: An Art Show

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Student Art Show More

    Location:
    Thomas Stone NHS Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Pipestone National Monument

    Walk the 3/4 mile Prairie Circle Trail

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Pipestone National Monument offers a ¾ mile walking path. As a visitor you will be able to explore the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie, which come alive with wildflowers during the summer months. More

    Location:
    Pipestone National Monument
    Fees:
    Included in Park Entrance Fee
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    World War II Harbor Defense Lantern Tour

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Volunteer living historians from the Army Ground Forces Association (AGFA) in uniform as WWII coast artillery soldiers will take you on a walk. More

    Time:
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Sandy Hook - Fort Hancock Historic Post Guardhouse, Bldg. 28
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Fort Monroe National Monument

    156th Anniversary of the "Contraband Decision" - Living History Tours

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    156th Anniversary of the "Contraband Decision" - Living History Tours, Children's Activities. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    East Gate to Fort Monroe near Outlook Beach
    Fees:
    No Fee
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    8th Annual Cane River Music Festival

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Free Music! More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Oakland Plantation
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands with a ranger. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    Location:
    Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Historic Waterfront Walking Tour

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Park Ranger-led, hour long tour of San Francisco`s northern waterfront. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Location:
    Argonaut Hotel Lobby
    Fees:
    Free
  • Channel Islands National Park

    Kids to Parks Day

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Join a national day of outdoor play sponsored by Channel Islands National Park and the National Park Trust. Kids will be able to discover science, history, nature, and adventure with special programs and ranger-led activities. More

    Location:
    Robert J. Lagomarsino Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, country, and bluegrass music. More

    Location:
    Parkway Information Cabin, milepost 102.4 in Ridgeland, MS
    Fees:
    Free of charge
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Weekend Ranger Programs (May 7 - June 4, 2017)

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Join a ranger for a morning talk and/or an afternoon battlefield tour. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Fort Monroe National Monument

    156th Anniversary of the "Contraband Decision" - Commemoration Ceremony

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Commemoration of the events of this date in 1861 that led the United States towards emancipation and the abolition of slavery. Including a candlelight vigil for the first three men and the thousands of freedom seekers that followed them. More

    Time:
    7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    Location:
    Cannon Park, 3 Ruckman Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1001
    Fees:
    No Fee
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

    41st Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Come and experience the sights and sounds of the 41st Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous! More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    George Rogers Clark NHP
    Fees:
    Free
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument

    French & Indian War Encampment

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Come learn about the war in which the English and the French battled for colonial domination in North America. Activities will be ongoing and overlapping! Come and experience your America! More

    Location:
    Fort
    Fees:
    Free
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Memorial Day Weekend

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Features talks, tours, demonstrations, and living history programs about Fort Scott’s role in the pivotal events of American History in the place where it happened. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site

    Memorial Day Weekend Event

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working frontier Army post. There will be special programs and demonstrations all weekend long. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Larned NHS
    Fees:
    Free
  • Fire Island National Seashore

    Old Mastic House Tours

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Enjoy a guided house tour through the ancestral home of William Floyd - one of four signers of the Declaration of Independence from New York State. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fire Island National Seashore: William Floyd Estate
    Fees:
    Free program
  • Natchez Trace Parkway

    Pioneer Day

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, Tupelo MS, milepost 266
    Fees:
    Free
  • Rock Creek Park

    Run of the Mill

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    See the 2,000 pound millstones convert corn to cornmeal using that good old fashioned renewable energy of water. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Peirce Mill
    Fees:
    Free
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Summer Star Party!

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Go on a laser guided tour of the night sky and gaze at celestial objects through park telescopes! More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    Location:
    Point Supreme
    Fees:
    Park Fees Apply
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Williamsport Replica Launch Boat Rides

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. This free, 1-hour program takes visitors from the Cushwa Basin to lock 44 and back. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Williamsport Visitor Center at the Cushwa Basin
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site

    Park Living History and Interpretive Program

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    May 29 marks the beginning of Fort Laramie National Historic Site’s summer season, featuring daily talks, living history demonstrations, and special events. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Laramie National Historic Site
    Fees:
    Free
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

    Yoga Hike

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Yoga Hikes, every Monday May 29 through mid-September 9:00 AM More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Location:
    Meet at Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Park entrance fee only
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    175th Anniversary

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    A military parade is just one of the events that will be highlighted for the 175th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Scott. More

    Location:
    Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Chantey Sing

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Monthly sing-a-long aboard a historic ship. More

    Time:
    8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Location:
    Hyde Street Pier
    Fees:
    Free. Reservation required, call 415/561-7171. If emailing, be sure to include your name in the body of the message to hold the reservation.
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

    Cycling with Clark

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Join rangers and staff for the annual George Rogers Clark NHP Bike Ride! More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Location:
    George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
    Fees:
    Free
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Good Ol' Days

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Visit Fort Scott National Historic Site during this town-wide festival. Commemorate the 175th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Scott. More

    Time:
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Natchez Trace Parkway

    Junior Ranger Program: Animal Masquerade

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    There are all types of animals, big and small that call the Natchez Trace Parkway home. Join a Park Ranger to discover how all the animals depend on each other for survival. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Location:
    Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266, near Tupelo MS
    Fees:
    Free
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    National Trails Day

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Now that you have found your park at Valley Forge National Historical Park, try a new trail! More

    Location:
    Various Locations
    Fees:
    Free
  • George Washington Carver National Monument

    National Trails Day

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Special event: National Trails Day More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    Spring on the Plantation

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    George Washington was a product of plantations. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    George Washington Birthplace National Monument
    Fees:
    Free
  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Trek to Taste: A National Trails Day Festival

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Celebrate local food and healthy living with guided walks throughout the park. Enjoy complimentary tastings of local food along your path. Family games, crafts, ice cream social, music, Boots to Boats season kick-off and more. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    various
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Rangers in the Rig

    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    Join park rangers on board the sailing ship Balclutha for an aloft demonstration. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Location:
    Balclutha
    Fees:
    Ship Admission: $10, Free for 16 and under
  • Channel Islands National Park

    World Oceans Day

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Celebrate the special role that oceans play in our world, with a live broadcast from Anacapa Island. Take a virtual dive into the kelp forest as park rangers lead you on an interactive tour of the underwater portion of Channel Islands National Park. More

    Time:
    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Robert J. Lagomarsino Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • Channel Islands National Park

    From Shore to Sea Centennial Lecture Series

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    An Illustrated History of Santa Cruz Island by John Gherini More

    Time:
    7:00 PM
    Location:
    Robert J. Lagomarsino Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Free
  • White Sands National Monument

    June Full Moon Night

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    The 1st Armored Division Band Iron Outlaws More

    Time:
    8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Evening Program Area (Amphitheater)
    Fees:
    No additional fee for program. Monument entrance fees apply
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument

    Ranger / Interpreter Guided Programs

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Hikes, walks, and talks presented daily. Call for the day's activities/schedule. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    All Hikes/Talks depart from the Visitor Center
    Fees:
    No Fee
  • George Washington Carver National Monument

    Summer Junior Ranger Days

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Summer junior ranger program. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Visitor Center
    Fees:
    FREE
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Steam-Powered Donkey Engine Demonstration

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Join park staff for a demonstration and ranger talk about the park’s steam powered donkey engine. This program involves steaming up the boiler and operating this historic piece of machinery. The engine will be running 11:00-4:00. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Entrance to Hyde Street Pier
    Fees:
    Free
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Flag Day Celebration 2017

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Celebrate Flag Day and the birthday of the United States Army with pomp, parade, and even skydivers! More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Locations throughout Independence Mall, between Chestnut and Arch Sts., and 5th and 6th Sts.
    Fees:
    FREE
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

    Fort Union Rendezvous

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Fort Union Trading Post hosts the annual Rendezvous, come and participate in the upper Missouri’s finest fur trade fair at one of the West’s most imposing historic sites. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    15550 Highway 1804 Williston, ND
    Fees:
    Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Ranger-guided Canoe/Kayak Float

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Join park rangers on a guided canoe float to discover what makes the Niobrara National Scenic River so special. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Smith Falls State Park to Brewer Bridge
    Fees:
    No program fee, but equipemtn/transportation rental and state park fees may apply.
  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Boots to Boats - Appalachian Trail Hikes

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Hike on the iconic long distance trail with park staff and the Green Mountain Club. These guided treks are perfect for fit first-timers and long-time “AT” hikers. Hike duration varies from 1.5 to 3 hours plus travel to and from the trail heads. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Carriage Barn Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Registration required, free
  • Buffalo National River

    National Park Radio Concert

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Come celebrate the start of summertime by joining us for a free concert at Steel Creek by National Park Radio! More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Steel Creek
    Fees:
    none
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park

    Tin Punch Craft Day!

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Create your own Tin Punch creation! More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Park
    Fees:
    FREE