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All 📸's by @wesleystefanick 🇺🇸 On a journey to visit all of our 417 National Park units. 🏔: 9 National Parks🗽: 49 Monuments & Other Sites | BasedinPA

It’s the first day of National Parks Week! Spent the day at my local National Historic Site... Hopewell Furnance National Historic Site! @hopewellfurnacenhs
John Muir was born on this day in 1838. As one of America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. On this first day of National Park Week, share your favorite Muir quote! #FindYourPark #ParkWeek *Repost from @nationalparkservice.
Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. Awesome park worth visiting. Didn’t get to see the whole site, but it seems like one of the best parks that I have visited in terms of quality and substance of displays. PS: Reading is where I was born!
In Scranton visiting Steamtown National Historic Site for Small Park Saturday!
Capitol Reef National Park. I will continue to say this is one of the most underrated National Parks. May 2017.
Take me back... Bryce Canyon National Park. May 2017.
One of the original cannons of Fort Sumter (not the base). March 2018.
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site. March 2018. “Described as horrifying, mystifying, and brilliant, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s illness.” -NPS You can visit this site and see everything in less than an hour. Poe only lived in the house for a very short length of time.
Zion National Park. May 2017. One of the most beautiful parks that I have been.
The Grand Canyon. May 2017. If you travel to it before mid-May, check when the North Rim opens. There may still be snow!
The Palmetto Guard Flag at Fort Sumter National Monument. March 2018. This flag was the first Confederate flag raised over the fort in 1861.
My last picture from Congaree National Park. Only so many pictures you can take of a swamp! March 2018.
Fort Sumter National Monument. March 2018. There are still unexploded Parrott shells in Fort Sumter's walls. Here is one of them.
Congaree National Park. March 2018. The park is actually a swamp between two rivers. The mosquito meter at the park was already on 2 on a scale from 1 to 6. It also said 6 was “War Zone.”
There could be worse obsessions, right?
The tobacco barn at Booker T. Washington National Monument. March 2018.
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. March 2018. “Charles Pinckney was a principal author and a signer of the United States Constitution. This remnant of his coastal plantation is preserved to tell the story of a "founding father," his life of public service, the lives of enslaved African Americans on South Carolina Lowcountry plantations and their influences on Charles Pinckney.” -NPS This house is the main feature on the property, but was (obviously) not original to the property.
Fort Sumter National Monument. March 2018. Located in the middle of Charleston Harbor, the fort was built on top of a sand bar and was the site of the first official shots of the Civil War. The fort is only accessible by boat. Take the time to visit—it’s only a two hour round trip. Make sure you catch the 9:30 boat for the flag raising ceremony.
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