National Park Service Apps

Apr 4, 2013

NPS' National Mall App showing the start screen with cherry blossoms and the following options: map, park lens, sites, tours, overview, programs and news, postcard, and park partner, and the second screen showing a park lens view of the tidal basin with two little girls looking across at the Jefferson Memorial and a label identifying the Jefferson Memorial as an overlay.The National Park Service offers 3 mobile apps to create mobile experiences at 3 specific parks available for both the Android and iOS platforms.

  • NPS National Mall App – As cherry blossom visitors give way to the summer travelers, visitors can download the NPS’s National Mall App providing visitors with a handheld map and customizable tour plans based on the length of your visit. Using your device’s geolocation capabilities and camera, the app uses augmented reality to identify the landmarks around you.

These features are also available on

  • NPS Chesapeake Explorer – includes Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, and national and state parks.

  • NPS Boston – includes all of the sites along the “Trails to Freedom” in historic Boston.

You can view more mobile products like these in the Apps Gallery.

Apr 4, 2013