The True-Life Story of a High-Seas Adventurer

Better Than Fiction

The True-Life Story of a High-Seas Adventurer

Imagine you’re 27 years old. You’re a talented military strategist and an accomplished soldier. In fact, you have dueled the […]

FAQ: Celebrating the Monument of Monuments

As the tallest structure in the nation’s capital and one of the most iconic, the historic obelisk honoring America’s first […]


Trivia Challenge: Guess This Park-Inspired Poet

Q: What famed 19th century poet was inspired to serve as a nurse during the Civil War after spending time at […]

Sunset over the national military park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Partners and Progress: Bringing 1863 Back to Life at Gettysburg

Twenty years ago, a 307-foot-high observation tower loomed over the historic battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Utility lines laced the sky, […]

A blue heron on the Chesapeake Bay.

Clean Water Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Everyone has a right to clean water. Recently, 21 states—many located hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the […]