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Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue, sometimes called "America's Main Street," is being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes because of neglect and deferred maintenance by the National Park Service.
The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.
It is ironic that the Battle of South Mountain is often overshadowed by its successor, which took place in a flat field.
The National Park Service says the White House Visitor Center is scheduled to close this weekend for more than a year for rehabilitation work.
The National Park Service says it's too hot for a Civil War anniversary event at the Monocacy (mah-NAH'-kah-see) National Battlefield near Frederick.
There's an end in sight for two of the construction projects that have taken over key spots on the National Mall.
The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to take over custodial care of the National Park Service's natural history collections to make them available to outside researchers for the first time.
All entry fees for national parks are waived. But many national parks offer visitors more than just the beauty of nature. They also offer a history lesson.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial continues to draw big crowds after its unveiling late last summer.
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