The tour narrates the development of the site from the late nineteenth century until the present day. This tour explains the motivations and vision of the founders of the original park as well as the changes to that park after the National Park Service assumed custodianship of it. It also provides a brief glimpse of how ideas about historical preservation, interpretation, and commemoration have evolved over the past century and a half.
To start the narrated tour, please press the PLAY button below. Continue to press the PLAY button after each audio clip has completed in order to move on to the next slide in the presentation. Note: Some images may take a moment to load once the presentation begins.