The National Park system turns 101 this Friday, so the government is offering free admission across the nation’s parks, including our state treasure, Shenandoah National Park.
One of our area’s true assets, Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the famous Appalachian Trail. The park features forests, wetlands, waterfalls and hiking spots like Hawksbill and Old Rag mountains.
Click below for a map and directions to the park:
In a partnership between the National Park Service and Google, Shenandoah National Park will be featured in the Google Cultural Institute, a digital platform that makes hundreds of significant objects in the NPS museum collection available online.
It uses technologies similar to Google’s Street View, providing 360-degree views on Google maps of locations around the world, to photograph and virtually map important artifacts, photos, records and works of art to share important material with global audiences.
The NPS is home to one of the world’s largest museum systems. Over 380 park museums, 45 million objects and 76,000 linear feet of archives help tell powerful stories of not only of Virginia land, but America’s land, people and significant events and ideas that continue to inspire the world.