Parks in District Of Columbia


With over 1200 acreas Anacostia Park is one of Washington's largest and most important recreation areas. Included in Anacostia Park is Kenilworh Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh.
The Battleground National Cemetery was established to mark the defeat of of General Jubal Early's Confederate campaign to launch an offensive action against the poorly defended Nation's Capital. With a combined total casualty figure of over 900 killed or



Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed, just five days after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. A well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth stepped into the president's box. Booth's decision to pull the trigger altered the nation's power to reconst
Fort Dupont Park is named for the Civil War earthwork fort located within the park. It is one of the forts that are collectively known as the "Fort Circle Parks", or the Civil War Defenses of Washington.

From 1877 to 1895, this was the home of Frederick Douglass, the Nation's leading 19th-century African American spokesman. Among his many achievements were efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for Human Rights, Equal Rights and Civil Rights for all
The George Mason Memorial, located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, commemorates the neglected contributions of an important Founding Father. Perhaps Masons' greatest act was withholding his signature from the United States Constit
Harmony Hall is an 18th century Georgian country house that architecturally ranks as one of the great early plantation houses and an outstanding early colonial house of Maryland.

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens constitutes some 700 acres and is part of Anacostia Park. The Park includes the "Gardens", Kenilworth Marsh, ballfields and recreational facilities. The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is the only National Park Service site

A sculpture of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber. Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. Above it is a mural depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave. The unity of North and South mural is on the

The Bethune Council House was Mary McLeod Bethune's last official Washington, DC residence and the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women.

NCP-East offers a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas that are a part of Washington, D.C. The park includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations. Significant resources are as diverse as statuary, historic sites and buildings, recreation
The National Capital Parks-Central preserves and interprets more than a dozen NPS areas including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and the House
The National Mall includes the 2,000 American elms which line the Mall and the 3,000 internationally renowned Japanese cherry trees which grace the Tidal Basin. Gardens that display thousands of tulips, pansies and annuals in over 170 flower beds, and 35

The National World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation.
The Old Post Office is one of the last remaining examples of Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture in Washington, D.C. The Old Post Office Tower is also home to the bells of the U.S. Congress.

Peirce Mill was built in the 1820's, and operated commercially until 1897. Currently the mill is not operating. Peirce Mill remain's open to the public as a museum and ranger contact station.
The tranquil view from Mount Vernon of the Maryland shore of the Potomac is preserved as a pilot project in the use of easements to protect parklands from obtrusive urban expansion.
The White House was originally constructed 1792-1800. It was reconstructed in 1815 after being burned by British soldiers during the War of 1812. It has been the home of every president of the United States since John Adams.
Visitors walk in the footsteps of Algonquin Indians, the Old Stone House attests to a time when Washington, D.C. was a new capital, Peirce Mill reminds us how a new technology aided the economic growth of the nation, and Civil War remnants divulge stories
The Sewall-Belmont House was built by Robert Sewall in 1799-1800 and was named for him and for Alva Belmont, whose financial contribution enabled the National Woman's Party to purchase the house. It has been the headquarters of the National Women's Party

The Old Stone House, one of the oldest known structures remaining in the nation's capital, is a simple 18th century dwelling. The house itself is a popular museum to everyday life of middle class colonial America.
After Roosevelt's death on January 6, 1919, citizens wanted to establish a memorial in his honor. The wooded island in the Potomac seemed the perfect place. This island is a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary he was.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial serves as a testament to the sacrifice of American military personnel during one of this nation's least popular wars.
George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States. Washington defined the Presidency and helped develop the relationships among the three branches of government. His leadership and service to the republic have been disting

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