Tracking #NPSLIVE Events

With more than 200 National Parks now closed to the public, many sites are beginning to do livestream events, bringing their parks to the public during this period of of social separation. I’m going to try and keep track of a running list of these events here and encourage the use of the hashtag #NPSLive to spread the word! All times Eastern.

Upcoming Events

April 6, 2020

  • 1pm – Flight 93 National Memorial (Facebook)
  • 2pm – Capitol Reef National Park – Pleasant Creek (Facebook)
  • 7pm – James A. Garfield NHS (Twitter Q&A)

April 7, 2020

  • 9am – Northeast Museum Services Center (Facebook)
  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)
  • 12pm – Petrified Forest National Park – Teaching Tuesday (Facebook)
  • 1pm – Johnstown Flood National Memorial (Facebook)
  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)
  • 4pm – Petrified Forest National Park – Teaching Tuesday (Facebook)

April 10, 2020

  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)

April 11, 2020

  • 12 noon – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

April 14, 2020

  • 9am – Northeast Museum Services Center (Facebook)
  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)
  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

April 17, 2020

  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)

April 18, 2020

  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

April 21, 2020

  • 9am – Northeast Museum Services Center (Facebook)
  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)
  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

April 24, 2020

  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)

April 25, 2020

  • 12 noon – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

April 28, 2020

  • 9am – Northeast Museum Services Center (Facebook)
  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)
  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

May 5, 2020

  • 9am – Northeast Museum Services Center (Facebook)
  • 11am – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (Facebook)
  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS (Facebook)

Previous Events

April 5, 2020

  • 10am – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (live)

April 4, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 2, 2020

April 1, 2020

March 31, 2020

March 30, 2020

March 29, 2020

  • 2pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS – Toni Morrison Remembers (Facebook)
  • 3pm – Little Rock Central High School NHS – Q&A (Facebook)

March 28, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

  • 2pm – LIttle Rock Central High School NHS – The Little Rock Nine Stand Up for Their Rights (Facebook)
  • 5pm – Capitol Reef National Park – Q&A (Facebook)

March 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

  • 2pm – Reconstruction Era NHP – Ranger Chat (Facebook)

March 20, 2020

  • 2pm – Reconstruction Era NHP – Walking Tour (Facebook)
  • 3pm – Shiloh NMP – Civil War Uniforms (Facebook)
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Tracking NPS Closures

This is an ongoing tracker of closures in the National Park Service due to the ongoing public health crisis. The core of this list is any case where the Park is “substantially closed.” I’m not including those cases where only the visitor center is closed, but the Park can still be substantially visited. Also included are all parks whose grounds are otherwise open, but in states where a shelter-in-place order has been given, effectively restricting travel to that site. Sites with restricted access due to a shelter-in-place order are marked with { }. Finally, additional closure information that does not impact the running total are marked with [ ].

April 6, 2020 – 225 Total + 137 Shelter-in-Place

  • <{Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial – reopens from 3/23 closure, now covered by Columbia Shelter-in-Place order}>
  • <{Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial – reopens from 3/23 closure, now covered by Columbia Shelter-in-Place order}>
  • <{Thomas Jefferson Memorial – reopens from 3/23 closure, now covered by Columbia Shelter-in-Place order?>
  • <[National Capital Parks: Tidal Basin Unit – reopens from 3/23 closure, now covered by Columbia Shelter-in-Place order]>

April 5, 2020 (228 Total + 134 Shelter-in-Place)

April 5, 2020 Alabama & Missouri Shelter-in-Place

April 4, 2020 (227 Total + 129 Shelter-in-Place Restricted)

April 4, 2020 Mississippi Shelter-in-Place

April 3, 2020 (224 Total + 126 Shelter-In-Place Restricted)

  • [Andersonville NHS (cemetery to be closed weekends, historic site closed 3/24, VC closed 3/18)]
  • Big Bend National Park (campgrounds and lodging closed 3/23, river activities closed 3/20, restaurant moved to takeout only 3/19, VCs and backcountry camping closed 3/17
  • [Cumberland Island National Seashore (full closure; VC, campground, & ferry service closed 3/18)]
  • [Dry Tortugas National Park (all islands closed 4/3, campground and restroom closed 3/23, VCs closed 3/17, commercial service suspended 3/16, waters and harbors remain open]
  • [Jimmy Carter NHS (full closure; VC, buildings, and restrooms closed 3/18)]
  • Lyndon B. Johnson NHP (LBJ Ranch closed 4/3, SIP 4/2, VC closed at earlier date, Texas White House long-term closure), Johnson Settlement and Boyhood home grounds remain open)
  • [North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan, NRA, Ross Lake NRA, (full closure, front country closed 3/25, SIP 3/24,
    information center closed 3/20)]
  • Zion National Park (campgrounds closed 3/25, Angel’s Landing Trail closed 3/24, Shuttle suspended and VCs closed 3/17)

April 3, 2020 Florida Shelter-in-Place

April 2, 2020 (223 Total + 126 Shelter-in-Place Restricted)

  • Buffalo National River (full closure, day use only 3/30, VCs, showers, and picnics closed 3/17)
  • [Congaree National Park (full closure, front country closed 3/26, restrooms closed 3/22, campgrounds closed 3/20, VC closed 3/17)]
  • [Hot Springs National Park (campground, restrooms, and picnic area closed 4/2, VC and buildings closed 3/18)]
  • Russell Cave National Monument (VC closed 3/18)

April 2, 2020 Texas Shetler-in-Place

April 1, 2020 (223 Total + 120 Shelter-in-Place Restricted)

  • [Arkansas Post National Memorial (VC closed 4/1, grounds remain open)]
  • [Everglades National Park (back country chickees closed 4/1 (beach camping and waters still open), North Nest Key Area closed 3/28, front country closed 3/21, VCs closed 3/17)]
  • Grand Canyon National Park (full closure, day use only and some trails closed 3/27, Yavapai Lodge closed 3/22, Xanterra -operated Lodges closed 3/20, river closed 3/20, restraurants closed 3/19, shuttles closed 3/17, VCs closed 3/16)
  • [Joshua Tree National Park (full closure, roads and campgrounds closed 3/21, VCs closed 3/17)]
  • Hovenweep National Monument (campground closed 3/23, VC closed 3/19)
  • Natural Bridges National Monument (campground closed 3/23, VC closed 3/19)
  • [Niobrara National Scenic River (VC Closed 4/1)]

April 1, 2020 Nevada Shelter-in-Place

April 1, 2020 Columbia Shelter-in-Place

April 1, 2020 Arizona & Tennessee Shelter-in-Place

March 31, 2020 (220 Total + 99 Shelter-in-Place Restriction)

  • [Ninety-Six NHS (fishing pond closed, restrooms closed 3/24, VC closed 3/18)]

March 31, 2020 Maryland & North Carolina, Shelter-in-Place

March 30, 2020 (220 Total + 91 Shelter-In-Place Restriction)

March 30, 2020 Virginia Shelter-in-Place

March 30, 2020 Kansas Shelter-in-Place

March 29, 2020 (218 Total + 76 SIP)

  • Fort Laramie NHS (VC and historic buildings closed 3/29, grounds and trails remain open)
  • Redwood National Park (pedestrian access only, SIP 3/20, closed backcountry camping 3/23, campgrounds 3/20, VCs 3/18)

March 28, 2020 (216 Total + 77 SIP Restricted)

March 28, 2020 Kaibab Paiute (Arizona) & Crow Nation (Montana) Shelter-in-Place

March 28, 2020 Minnesota, Montana, & New Hampshire Shelter-In-Place

March 28, 2020 Alaska Shetler-In-Place

March 27, 2020 (207 Total + 54 SIP Restricted)

  • [Big Thicket National Preserve (VC closed 3/27)]
  • [Bryce Canyon National Park (campground closed and restrooms day-use only 3.27, VC closed 3/17)]
  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve (Trails closed 3/30, parking lot remains open, SIP 3/24, Ebey House closed seasonally through Memorial Day, HQ closed 3/17)
  • Glacier National Park (VCs closed 3/20)
  • [Lassen Volcanic National Park (full closure – SIP 3/20, VC closed 3/18, most of the park already closed for the season]
  • [Ozark National Scenic Riverways (day use only 3/27, popular trails closed 3/27, VC closed 3/20)]
  • Whitman Mission NHS (parking lot and picnic area closed 3/27, SIP 3/24, VC closed 3/18)

March 26, 2020 (204 Total + 56 SIP Restricted)

March 26, 2020 Colorado, Kentucky, & Vermont Shelter-in-Place

March 25, 2020 (195 Total + 48 SIP Restricted)

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (restroom remains open for visitors to Lake Meredith NRA)
  • [Big South Fork NRA – Closed to all overnight use, day use remains open, VC closed 3/17]
  • [Guadalupe Mountains National Park (day use only, VCs closed 3/18)]
  • Lake Chelan NRA
  • North Cascades National Park (information center closed 3/20)
  • [Obed WSR – Closed to all overnight use, day use remains open, VC closed 3/17]
  • Prince William Forest Park (pedestrian access only 3/25, restrooms and campgrounds closed 3/24, VC closed 3/17)
  • Ross Lake NRA
  • [Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (full closure, front country closed 3/20, VCs closed 3/17)]
  • Valley Forge NHP (full closure, SIP and facility closure on 3/23)

March 25, 2020 Idaho Shelter-in-Place

March 25, 2020 Bexar County & Cameron County (Texas) Shelter-In-Place

March 25, 2020 West Virginia Shelter-in-Place

March 25, 2020 Indiana & Wisconsin Shelter-in-Place

March 24, 2020 (186 Total + 39 SIP restricted)

March 24, 2020 Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, & Michigan Shelter-in-Place

March 24, 2020 – Oregon & Connecticut Shelter-in-Place

March 24, 2020 New Mexico Shelter-in-Place

March 24, 2020 Washington Shelter-In-Place

  • {Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve (grounds remain open), Ebey House closed seasonally through Memorial Day, HQ closed 3/17 }
  • {Lake Chelan NRA (information center closed 3/20)}
  • Lake Roosevelt NRA (VCs, boat docks, campground, and restrooms closing 3/24)
  • Mount Rainier National Park (pedestrian access only beginning 3/24, VCs closed 3/19)
  • {North Cascades National Park (information center closed 3/20) }
  • Olympic National Park (full closure, campgrounds closed 3/22, VCs closed 3/17)
  • {Ross Lake NRA (information center closed 3/20)}
  • {San Juan Island NHP (grounds open, VC Closed 3/18)}
  • {Whitman Mission NHS (grounds open, VC Closed 3/18)

March 23, 2020 (173 Total + 17 SIP Restricted)

March 22, 2020 (158 Total + 16 SIP Restricted)

March 22, 2020 New Jersey Shelter-in-Place

March 21, 2020 (149 Total + 14 SIP Restricted)

March 21, 2020 (Miami-Dade County Shelter-in-Place)

March 21, 2020 (Illinois & New York Shelter-in-Place)

March 20, 2020 (140 Total + 12 SIP Restricted)

March 20, 2020 (California Shelter-in-Place)

March 19, 2020 (124 Total + 5 SIP Restricted)

March 18, 2020 (115 Total + 5 SIP Restricted)

March 18, 2020 – Moab Closes to Outside Overnight Visitors

  • {Arches National Park (VC & campground closed)}
  • {Canyonlands National Park (All VCs & campgrounds closed)}

March 18, 2020 – Dare County Closure to Outside Visitors

  • {Cape Hatteras National Seashore (VCs and camping closed 3/17)}
  • {Fort Raleigh NHS (VC closed 3/17)}
  • {Wright Brothers National Memorial (VC closed 3/17)}

March 17, 2020 (86 Total)

  • Adams NHP
  • [National Park of American Samoa – VC closed, grounds remain open]
  • Appomattox Court House NHP
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument (buildings)
  • Boston Harbor Islands NRA
  • Cane River Creole NHP (buildings)
  • Carl Sandburg Home NHS
  • Carter Woodson Home NHS
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Castillo San Marcos National Monument
  • Channel Islands National Park (mainland VC and all Island Packers trips)
  • Clara Barton NHS
  • Eleanor Roosevelt NHS
  • First Ladies NHS
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Fort McHenry National Monument (fort and VC)
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Fort Raleigh NHS (buildings only)
  • Fort Vancouver NHS
  • Frederick Douglass NHS
  • Gateway NRA
  • Gateway Arch National Park (arch tram)
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument (buildings)
  • Grant-Kohrs NHS (buildings only)
  • Hampton NHS (buildings only)
  • Harry S Truman NHS (VC & Truman home closed, farm grounds in Grandview remain open)
  • Harriet Tubman NHP
  • Harriet Tubman UGRR NHP
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS
  • James A. Garfield NHS (grounds & cell phone tour remain open)
  • Klondike Gold Rush NHP – Seattle Unit
  • Lincoln Home NHS
  • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters NHS
  • Lowell NHP (buildings)
  • Maggie Walker NHS
  • Manzanar NHS
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
  • Natchez NHP
  • New Orleans Jazz NHP
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Sagamore Hill NHS (buildings only)
  • Salem Maritime NHS
  • Steamtown NHS
  • Thomas Edison NHP
  • Timucuan National Preserve
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Vanderbilt Mansion NHS
  • Women’s Rights NHP

March 17, 2020 – Bay Area Shelter in Place

  • Eugene O’Neill NHS
  • [Golden Gate NRA (full closure)]
  • John Muir NHS
  • Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front NHP
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • San Francisco Maritime NHP

March 16, 2020 (32 Total)

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS (buildings only)
  • Boston NHP
  • Boston African American NHS
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Dry Tortugas National Park (commercial service suspended)
  • Edgar Allan Poe NHS
  • Eisenhower NHS
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • Friendship Hill NHS (buildings only)
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • [Gettysburg NMP – VC only]
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Independence NHP
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial (buildings only)
  • Manhattan Project NHP (All Three Units)
  • New Bedford Whaling NHP
  • Roger Williams National Memorial
  • Saint Paul’s Church NHS
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument (incl. Ellis Island)
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS

March 16, 2020 (Puerto Rico Curfew)

  • San Juan NHS

March 15, 2020 (10 Total)

  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument (Civil Rights Institute)
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Navajo Nation Access)
  • Fort Point NHS
  • Golden Gate NRA (Alcatraz Island and other Facilities)
  • Muir Woods National Monument

March 14, 2020 (5 Total)

  • Belmont-Paul National Monument
  • [Dayton Aviation NHP (Dunbar House Unit Only)]
  • Ford’s Theatre NHS
  • [Pennsylvania Avenue NHS (Old Post Office Tower)]
  • Washington Monument

March 12, 2020 (2 Total)

  • Kalaupapa NHP
  • The White House (Tours Suspended)

March 10, 2020 (0 Total)

  • National Park of American Samoa – travel restriction from the United States lifted as being impractical

March 9, 2020 (1 Total)

  • National Park of American Samoa – Travelers from the United States must spend 14 days in Hawaii and obtain a health clearance 3 days before arriving in American Samoa

18 Pre-Existing Closures

  • Arlington House (repairs)
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument (VC closed seasonally until late May)
  • Devils Postpile National Monument (seasonally closed until mid-June)
  • Governors Island National Monument (seasonally closed until 5/1)
  • Hohokam Pima National Monument (permanent)
  • Honouliuli NHS (long-term)
  • Isle Royale National Park (HQ VC closed 3/18, seasonally closed until 4/15)
  • Jewel Cave National Monument (VC closed 3/19, cave closed through May 2020 for repairs)
  • Keweenaw NHP (seasonally closed until May)
  • John F. Kennedy NHS (long-term until 2021)
  • Martin van Buren NHS (seasonal closure until 4/18)
  • Perry’s Victory Memorial (seasonally closed until 5/16)
  • Saint Croix Island IHS (seasonally closed until mid-April)
  • Saugus Iron Works NHS (buildings seasonally closed until June 1)
  • Springfield Armory NHS (repairs)
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument (seasonally closed until 5/22)
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve (visitor services seasonally closed until 5/15)
  • Wind Cave National Park (repairs, campground closed 3/27, VC closed 3/18)

Historic Sites That May Remain Open

  • Tumacacori NHP (Church Open, VC closed)

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