Civil War

New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its […]

Sharing the “Real” Civil War

Interpreting Gettysburg 150 Years Later

Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was […]

A 17-year Brood II cicada at Manassas Battlefield Park.

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Cicadas at Manassas National Battlefield Park

In 1860, one year before Confederate and Union armies collided for the First Battle of Bull Run, the rolling country […]

The grasshopper sparrow.

Birds—and Birders—Find a Welcome Refuge at Monocacy National Battlefield

It’s been nearly 150 years since the clash that transformed some gentle fields in northern Maryland to the hallowed status […]


Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online–the Week Before National Park Week Edition

As we approach National Park Week, April 20-28, we have discovered some great lists, challenges, and pages to follow on […]