For the past 10 months, weâ€™ve brought you our â€˜Find Your Adventureâ€™ series celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. But what we didnâ€™t realize until now was that weâ€™ve been exclusively focusing on â€wildâ€ national parks and the adventures to be had therein, while ignoring the Park Serviceâ€™s more civilized side.
Well, allow us to rectify that oversight with a quick rundown of just a few of the nearly three dozen sites the National Park Service oversees in our nationâ€™s capital:
Preserves both the theater where Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded and the Petersen House across the street where our 16th president actually died.
Considered â€œAmericaâ€™s Front Yard,â€ this open space, which stretches from the steps of the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial and the Potomac River beyond, is a gathering place for locals and out-of-towners alike.
Of all of Washington, D.C.â€™s must-see attractions, the view from the observation deck atop the 555-foot tall obelisk has to be near the top of the list.