SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A group of museums and historic sites are working together to promote a Georgia World War II Heritage Trail with stops across the state.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can't travel in person.
There are videos and other supplemental activates to teach science...
LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government's road-building...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has inaugurated new facilities at the Acropolis in Athens designed to make the historic site fully accessible to disabled visitors.
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has made a 1 million-pound ($1.3 million) donation to support Britain’s Bletchley Park, the base of codebreakers during World War II, after the historic site lost almost all...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Visitors have been able to tour Abraham Lincoln's two-story, 12-room home in Springfield for years. Now a group dedicated to preserving the late president's legacy is...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Historic Sites are now open on a limited basis.
The Division of Historic Preservation says the sites opened this week and will operate in accordance...
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A WWII-era grenade that had been on display in a museum at the Gettysburg battlefield in central Pennsylvania was recently removed and destroyed, officials said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three of Louisiana's state historic sites will be opening for additional days to visitors starting in March, the Office of State Parks announced.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A history app founded by Marshall University has received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to improve accessibility for users who are...
ATLANTA (AP) — Some historic places in former President Jimmy Carter’s hometown may get more federal protection under a bill introduced by Georgia’s congressional delegation to give them a new...
PERRYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Civil War author, re-enactor and tour guide has been selected as the new manager at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There are full slates of special events and celebrations scheduled for the holiday season at two state historic sites in Springfield.
HAVANA (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal.
CHUGWATER, Wyo. (AP) — A former Peacekeeper missile alert facility has been dedicated as Wyoming's newest state historical site.
The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports officials dedicated the...
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Since the May 22 tornado, area residents have debated the question: Should the state pay an estimated $9.4...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new Wyoming state park at a former launch command center for one of the world's most powerful nuclear missiles has opened to the public this week.
LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Officials say Aug. 25 is the last date for public visits to the Battleship Texas near Houston before the 107-year-old vessel undergoes repairs.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say visits to New Mexico museums and historic sites have fallen.
The Albuquerque Journal reports New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs says...
HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Renovations are planned next year at President Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic home on the Hudson River.
The National Historic Site mansion will be closed to tours...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Admission to Vermont state parks and historic sites will be free this weekend.
State Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight says the so-called Vermont Days...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report from the National Park Service says Idaho's five national parks brought in nearly 750,000 visitors last year.
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Almost 2,000 students will receive scholarships to take a field trip to Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina's first permanent state capitol.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The French and the Americans are working together again on a D-Day project — this time to give museum visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the...
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico college students is helping redesign the Jemez Historic Site visitor center using multimedia tools.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Visitors will once again be able to climb to the top of a 19th-century stone tower that was built in New York's Hudson Valley to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield plans a celebration to mark the 175th anniversary of Lincoln's purchase of his home.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield officials have approved an ordinance that would allow the city spend up to $50,000 to keep Abraham Lincoln's home open during a federal government...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the number of visitors to New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds topped 74 million in 2018.
BOSTON (AP) — The National Park Service says it is reopening parks in Boston, now that a partial government shutdown has come to an end.
The park service said Saturday that operations will be limited at Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site and the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park through Sunday, but the parks should be running on their regular winter schedule beginning Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some tourists visiting central Illinois are disappointed that the partial federal government shutdown has left Abraham Lincoln's home closed to tours.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield closed when the shutdown began Friday in the fight over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service operates the home, where Lincoln lived with his family for 17 years.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's national parks remain open during the partial federal government shutdown.
The National Park Services says national parks in North Dakota will remain "as accessible as possible" during the partial shutdown.
Park roads, lookouts, and trails will remain open at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. But emergency and rescue services will be limited.
NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible," although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed.
But, while the star-spangled banner yet waves at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, the gates at the War of 1812 landmark are locked.
HONOLULU (AP) — The visitors' center at the USS Arizona Memorial will stay open during the federal government shutdown.
The National Park Service runs the visitors center. But the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports nonprofit organizations that operate historic sites at Pearl Harbor will provide financial support to keep the center open.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The support group for the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site has been awarded a $100,000 grant for digital projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Cahokia Mounds Museum Society announced the grant Wednesday. Officials will use it to develop a functional prototype of an augmented reality application available for smartphones and other applications and an educational website about Cahokia Mounds.
ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929.
Citing a National Park Foundation release, news outlets report the civil rights leader's family has owned the home on Auburn Avenue for more than a century and closed the sale last month for an undisclosed amount. Congress declared the home a National Historic Site in 1980, and the National Park Service began offering tours of it in 1982.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 40 holiday events are being held this month at New York state parks and historic sites from Long Island to Buffalo.
The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation says 20 parks and historic sites are hosting events, including guided candlelight tours, night hikes and Christmas tree lightings.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state's budget crisis shuttered Abraham Lincoln's former law office in Springfield. But city officials plan to reopen it Saturday.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the first floor of the building will be the visitors' center for the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.
PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. (AP) — Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, first rose to prominence as the governor of Massachusetts, but he was a Vermont farm boy to the core.
Few things show this more than a brief speech he made as president in Bennington on Sept. 21, 1928 at the train station — a speech that a reenactor recited there last month, 80 years to the day he delivered it: "Vermont is a state I love."
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The building that once housed President Abraham Lincoln's law office in Springfield will soon be opened as a tourist welcome center.
The first floor of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices historic site will open next month as an extension of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, The State Journal-Register reported .
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twenty of the Richmond region's historic sites are offering visitors free admission this weekend.
The sites include museums, historic homes and other attractions that cover 400 years of history.
Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a "time travelers passport," which are available to download from each attraction's website.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two family-friendly archaeology events are scheduled in Kentucky this month.
The Kentucky Heritage Council says Living Archaeology Weekend will be held Sept. 22 at Gladie Visitor Center in the Red River Gorge area of Daniel Boone National Forest. It will feature demonstrations of Native American and pioneer life, including corn grinding, blacksmithing, hide tanning and open-hearth cooking.
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later.
"Freedom over there," Bates told visitors near the banks of Virginia's sprawling James River. "Slavery over here."
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A 300-foot mining tunnel in central Wyoming that was abandoned soon after its construction in 1868 is being opened to the public.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the horizontal tunnel carved into rock on a hillside at South Pass City State Historic Site will open for tours Sept 1.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Holzwarth Historic Site in the Kawuneeche Valley on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park is unusually quiet for a mid-August night. At the height of summer tourist season, the park attracts hordes of visitors — more than 4 million in 2017. But the only noises are the flutter of the wind passing through the leaves of the aspens, the crunch of the gravel under deliberate footsteps and the occasional muted murmur of a park employee's radio.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to tour the Olana State Historic Site as part of his annual upstate tour.
Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie is scheduled to visit the historic property in Columbia County on Tuesday. The Hudson Valley estate was the home of Frederic Edwin Church, a major 19th century landscape portraitist.
Last week Heastie traveled to the North Country, where he attended a county fair and visited areas impacted by last year's floods.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly is heading to the North Country as part of his annual upstate tour.
Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie is scheduled to make stops Tuesday along Lake Ontario, where he'll visit areas impacted by floods in 2017. He'll also tour the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and attend the Jefferson County Fair in Watertown.
BAYARD, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska tourist attraction has made several improvements that are drawing rave reviews from visitors.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This is a list of historic sites receiving grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation:
— August Wilson House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
— African American Homesteader Sites in locations across the Great Plains.
— Buffalo Soldiers at Yosemite, Yosemite, California.
— Civil Rights Sites of Birmingham, including the 16th Street Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, and Colored Masonic Temple.