Deal in the works to move traffic around Manassas Battlefield

From the Washington Post: Manassas battlefield deal is close to shift traffic out of Va. park The National Park Service and Virginia authorities are close to signing a major Civil War battlefield preservation deal that eventually would close two congested roads that currently slice through the twice-hallowed ground at Manassas. The agreement, which could beContinue reading “Deal in the works to move traffic around Manassas Battlefield”

Fort Pulaski is a $21m local economic benefit, but is the 150th having an impact?

From the Fort Pulaski National Monument website: Fort Pulaski National Monument Tourism Creates $21,605,000 in Local Economic Benefit Savannah, GA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 408,104 visitors to Fort Pulaski National Monument spent $21,605,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 312 jobs in the localContinue reading “Fort Pulaski is a $21m local economic benefit, but is the 150th having an impact?”

National Public Lands Day: Other facets to battlefield use

At least once on every visit a “cannonball” park, I’ll encounter someone who’s out on the field for something other than touring the battlefield. Most often, such as at Manassas, the person is jogging or walking. But a good number of non-battlefield oriented visitors are just taking in the greenspace and enjoying nature. While notContinue reading “National Public Lands Day: Other facets to battlefield use”