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November 10, 2015: In a ceremony in the auditorium of the South Interior Building, then-Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and then-Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz sign the Memorandum of Agreement between the two agencies defining the respective roles in creating and managing the park. With the signing, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park officially is established.
Welcome to the National Park Service and Department of Energy’s information page for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. See below if you would like to donate to the preservation and operation of park facilities.
About the Park
For over a decade, the Department of Energy and National Park Service, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and other stakeholders, pursued the possibility of including the Department’s most significant Manhattan Project properties within a Manhattan Project national park. After numerous studies and several draft bills, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, which included provisions authorizing the Park to be located at three sites: Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico. President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law on December 19, 2014.
On November 10, 2015, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz signed the Memorandum of Agreement between the two agencies defining the respective roles in creating and managing the park. The agreement included provisions for enhanced public access, management, interpretation, and historic preservation. With the signing, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park officially was established.
- Background of the Park
- Authorizing Legislation
- Park Implementation News
- Manhattan Project National Historical Park Video
- Manhattan Project Historical Resources
- NPS Manhattan Project National Historical Park Visitor Page
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Donation Process
If you would like to support Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MAPR), donations can be made to the National Park Foundation (Foundation). The Foundation, Chartered by Congress in 1967 is the authorized charitable partner of the National Park Service. The Foundation has established an account for MAPR donations and will make the funds available to the National Park Service upon request to help share the important story of the Manhattan Project with future generations. You can learn more about the foundation here: https://www.nationalparks.org/
Checks or money orders can be mailed to:
National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave, NW Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20005
Please include “Manhattan Project NHP” in the comment line. For additional information on other ways to give, please contact the Foundation directly at (202) 796-2500
For more on the Manhattan Project, including multimedia, please visit https://www.energy.gov/manhattanproject.