I had such a good time researching my previous post on Cabrillo National Monument and the earliest date in the National Park System, that I never got around to writing much about the actual visitation experience to this park. Naturally, you will want to see the Cabrillo statue, and also check out the exhibits and … Continue reading More on Visiting Cabrillo National Monument
Next weekend, September 27th-28th, 2014, Cabrillo National Monument will be joining in San Diego’s 51st Annual Cabrillo Festival. The Festival commemorates the explorer’s arrival in San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542 – just 50 years after Christopher Columbus’ first arrival in the “New World.” Cabrillo National Monument is one of three units of … Continue reading Celebrating Cabrillo
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 … Continue reading Tracking NPS Closures
Writing about the World War II Memorial has gotten me to thinking about what makes a national memorial a national park. According to the National Park Service, there are 30 national memorials in the U.S. National Park System. However, as with so many things in counting national parks it isn’t quite as simple as that. Under Federal Law, only Congress … Continue reading When is a National Memorial a National Park?