August 25, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

  • By: David Weible

From Hawaii to Maine and from Puerto Rico to Alaska, America's national parks hold history that literally spans millennia. And while not quite as old as the places themselves, the National Park Service has now been watching over these sacred lands and cultural remains for exactly 100 years—which is quite a feat in itself!

That's right. Today, August 25, 2016, is the precise 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

Join the celebration by exploring all of the stories and spectacles these irreplaceable places hold on the map below.

National Parks

David Weible is the content specialist at the National Trust, previously with Preservation and Outside magazines. His interest in historic preservation was inspired by the ‘20s-era architecture, streetcar neighborhoods, and bars of his hometown of Cleveland.

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