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Can I purchase a single park guide? I'm interested in the National Mall booklet. I have one from 2009 but would like a newer one.
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National Mall, History/Culture, Touring
5 years ago
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Thank you so much for reaching out to us. If you are insterested in
our Oh, Ranger! guides please email us at
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5 years ago
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.

Sequestration Cuts Set to Affect National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park is set to face a $1 million budget cut if sequestration goes into effect. Source: NPSBudget sequestration has been looming in the distance, but as we approach March 1, it looks very likely that sequestration will go into effect.

Can I carry a purse or small backpack into the sites in Washington DC?
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National Mall
8 years ago
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Yes, you are allowed to bring purses and small backpacks into the sites. However, there will be security checkpoints along the way. Please call (202) 426-6841 for more information on the National Mall. Enjoy!

8 years ago
National Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. Celebrates 100 Years

March 12, 2012, 11:34 am
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. is going above and beyond this spring to mark 100 years of beautiful blooms. This year the festival is extending from two weeks to six weeks from March 20 to April 27. The projected 2012 Peak Bloom—when 70 percent of the flowers ...

MLK Memorial Dedication set for August 28

Washington will soon have a new memorial for visitors to explore. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is set to be dedicated on August 28, 2011. It marks the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's March on Washington and historic "I Have a Dream" speech. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow at 2 p.m.

National Cherry Blossom Festival is in Full Swing

March 30, 2011, 7:08 am
The National Cherry Blossom Festival at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is in full swing! The peak bloom period is expected to last through April 1, and the festival runs through April 10. To make the most of your trip, check out our list of Things to Do during ...

National Cherry Blossom Festival

In 1912, more than 3,000 cherry trees were donated in the name of the City of Tokyo to our Nation’s Capital. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, D.C. as well as the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between ...

2011 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Predictions

March 3, 2011, 9:21 am
National Park Service Chief Horticulturist Rob DeFeo on Thursday morning offered his best educated guess for the date when Washington's famed cherry trees will be in peak bloom: March 29 to April 3. The National Cherry Blossom Festival, which will run from March 26 through April 10. The average peak ...

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