Centennial Charms

The National Park Service's 100th Birthday Beckons Visitors to the County's Mountain, Canal and Battlefield

Photography by Turner Photography Studio | Posted on 08.01.16 – Feature, History, Travel

C&O Canal/Catoctin Aqueduct
Monocacy Battlefield/Best Farm
Monocacy Battlefield/Worthington Farm
C&O Canal/Point of Rocks
Catoctin Mountain Park

On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation that created the U.S. National Park Service, an agency “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and  by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment  of future generations.”

There are three National Park Service sites in  Frederick County: Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical  Park and Monocacy National Battlefield. Each park has its own appeal and mission, but all boast the lure of spectacular natural beauty that will hopefully remain unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.