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A Journey to Juneteenth

Aerial view of Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe National Monument

The Fort Monroe Doctrine meant self-emancipating people reaching the fort could be free. The area marked both the start and end of slavery.

Actors clothed as soldiers reenacting the firing of artillery during the Civil War

Camp Nelson National Monument

Once enlisted in the US Army, African Americans who came to Camp Nelson were emancipated from enslavement in exchange for military service.

Volunteers in the Living History Guild reenacting the Emancipation

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Honor the life and legacy of the African American hero by visiting his birthplace and learning about the emancipation of enslaved peoples.

Protecting Pollinators

A monarch butterfly on a plant

National Capital Parks-East

The monarch butterfly is a pollinator that plays a vital role in the health of the ecosystem in the nation's capital.

Bumblebee moth on a plant

Manassas National Battlefield Park

The park is surveying bees, butterflies, skippers, and moths with the hope of using the data to restore grasslands for pollinator survival.

Blue vervain in bloom at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Many riverway locations have undergone ways to improve pollinator habitat like prescribed burning and removal of non-native invasive plants.

National Park Getaways

Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. at night

This Month's National Park Getaway

Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial honors the legacy of the prominent civil rights leader.

Statue of a raven

Edgar Allan Poe NHS

Just his name evokes a sense of foreboding or horror. Edgar Allan Poe NHS in Philadelphia explores the legacy of the prolific author.

Sunset over a rock bluff in the desert

El Malpais National Monument

More than 60,000 years of volcanic activity have shaped the beautiful, rugged landscape of El Malpais National Monument.

Several long buildings in a high desert near a bluff

Tule Lake National Monument

Tule Lake National Monument tells the stories of 30,000 Japanese Americans who were forced to relocate to the camp far from their homes.

Last updated: June 17, 2022