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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is on many serious hiker's bucket list, but the AT also has great day hikes and campgrounds for hikers of all levels.

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History comes to life at this historic park. Plan a national park trip to the scene of the end of the Civil War and experience history with your family.

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On April 5, 1856, a child who later called himself Booker T. Washington was born in slavery on this 207-acre tobacco farm.

Fence at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park preserves and interprets key historical sites and the rich cultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Known as Freedom's Fortress, Fort Monroe spans the 21st century, from American Indian to Civil War history. Enjoy the park's bird family and green grounds.

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Experience this military park that encompasses four major Civil War battlefields and preserves the historic buildings associated with them.

Liatris along the water

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, just across the river from Washington, D.C., is home to vibrant aquatic plant life across 700 acres in Anacostia Park.

The Lyndon Johnson Memorial Grove, just outside Washington, D.C., provides a serene setting to canoe or kayak, hike, picnic, or bird watch.

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Located just outside Washington, D.C. in the Virginia countryside, the site of the Battle of Bull Run features ranger tours and Civil War reenactments.

National Capital Parks

National Capital Parks offers acres of historic sites, recreation fields, tidal and non-tidal wetlands, meadows, forests, statuary, and archeological sites.

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail expands four southern states and traces the Revolutionary War patriot militia route taken in 1780.

Petersburg National Monument park and grassy plain

Petersburg National Battlefield, which honors the U.S. Colored Troops who fought in the Civil War, is the site of Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender.

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network follows the paths explored by George Washington. Hikers, bicyclists, and boaters explore the Chesapeake area.

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Prince William Forest Park, known for its woods and streams, welcomes campers, hikers, bikers and nature lovers to learn park history and enjoy events.

cannon against sunset on battlefield

Richmond, Virginia was at the heart of the American Civil War. The Battlefield Park includes the Confederacy's largest hospital and miles of original forts.

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Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park offers outdoor activities like hiking, bicycling, horse trails, golf, and educational programs and tours.

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Hiking along the Appalachian Trail, fly-fishing, and rafting are just some of the possible activities in this national park near Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island, dedicated to America's 26th president and great conservationist, is a manmade forest mimicking the former natural landscape.

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