The Old Stone House

Q & A With Former National Park Service Director Robert G. Stanton

From 1997 to 2001, the National Park Service was led by its 15th Director – a leader who was unanimously confirmed and proudly served as the first African American Director of the NPS. As part of our continuing celebration of National African American History Month, we spoke with Director Robert G. Stanton and asked him to reminisce about his inspiring career.

The Government Shutdown and YOUR National Parks: What you need to know

From the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg, Acadia to the Everglades, the impact of the government shutdown will be felt in every national park across America.  As an important member of the national parks community, we want to provide you the latest information, and hope you will share this information with other national park enthusiasts and invite them to join us

Because the ramifications vary widely, it is important for you to have the pertinent information to fully understand what this means for your parks.

Happy Birthday America!

CELEBRATE JULY 4th
IN YOUR NATIONAL PARKS

As our nation celebrates another birthday, we can’t help but think about all that this country has given us, especially America’s more than 400 national parks. Offering special events for Americans of all ages, our national parks are the perfect place to celebrate the founding of our nation! Here is a list of national park events where everyone is invited to honor our great nation and its important history:

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