On This Day: National Park Service

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service. This federal agency manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties. View the videos below to learn more about the creation of the National Park Service, learn about some of the sites, and discover how people experience these landmarks.

Evolution of the National Park Service

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis talks about how the department has evolved throughout history and how it continues to develop.