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Historic Philadelphia, Inc. July 4th Week Activities 2013

Break out the fireworks, and American flags – it’s Independence Day! This Fourth of July, celebrate like it’s 1776 in Historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation. Nothing says Happy Birthday like a 3D Liberty light show, historical reenactments, children’s activities, drama and more!

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Gettysburg National Military Park Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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By Heather Crowley As a nation, we often associate our national parks with sprawling forests, untamed wildlife and s’mores over a campfire. Yet our national parks are also tasked with the difficult job of safeguarding some of our nation’s richest history. Their efforts ensure our past and stories are not ...

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I know many state parks allow dogs as long as they are leashed and you clean up. What are the rules for the national parks? Thanks jmilford
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Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Archaeology, Astronomy/Stargazing, Swimming, Fossils, Ranger-led Programs, Geology, Historic Sites, Camping, History/Culture, Kids Activities, Park Passes and Fees, Photography
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Please refer to the National Park Service's website for specific details about visiting national parks with your pets. More information can be found by searching for individual parks on nps.gov.

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Has fort patric henry lake ever been drained?
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Fort Patrick Henry Lake, Tennessee, History/Culture
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Hi Samuel,

For information on the Lake you can contact the Tennessee Valley Authority at (865) 632-2101. Thank you.

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13 Sites Receive National Historic Landmark Designation

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of "Bloody Sunday" is among the new sites receiving the designation.Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced the designation of 13 new National Historic Landmarks on March 12.

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Significant Sites to Honor African American History

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated on August 28, 2011 Source: NPSFebruary is African American History Month—a time when we all reflect on the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

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Hidden Cave Archaeological Area

Four school boys in the mid-1920s are believed to be the first 20th century humans to visit Hidden Cave. Since their visit, the cave has been excavated three times—1940, 1951, 1979-80. The cave is believed to have been carved out approximately 21,000 years ago by the waves of Lake ...

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Top Ten Parks for Presidents Day

Looking to soak up some American History this Presidents Day weekend? Look no further. We've developed a list of national historic sites related to American Presidents.

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Fun for Everyone at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor exterior and moat.Whether you’re a history buff, a beach bum, or a tropical fish aficionado, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida has something for everyone! Florida’s southern most state park offers a wide array of activities and rich U.S. military history.

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