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  • Experience what it's like to climb up the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with our latest video animation.

    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Animation by the Historic American Buildings Survey, NPS - Duration: 57 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 36 views
    Experience what it's like to climb up the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with our latest video animation. (Although we always recommend visiting this historic light personally, this is a neat wa...
  • You've never seen historic Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park like this!

    Jort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park Point Cloud Animation - Duration: 82 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 39 views
    Over the past two years Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS, in cooperation with Lord Aeck Sargent (architecture and design firm) and Dry Tortugas National Park, have been documenting Fort Jeffers...
  • Fan of Alcatraz Island? Check out our latest fly-through animation of The Citadel at Alcatraz Island.

    Fly-Through Animation of The Citadel at Alcatraz Island - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 67 views
    Fan of Alcatraz Island?

    Many people are unaware that beneath the prison block at Alcatraz Island sits the foundation of an army fortification built in the 1850’s called the Citadel. Once four stor...
  • Come work with us! The Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service is currently accepting applications from students for our Summer Recording Program.

    HABS/HAER/HALS Summer Recording Program: Come Work With Us! - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 138 views
    Come work with us this summer!!!

    Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS seeks applications from qualified students for 2017 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectur...
  • We've just posted a new animation of the Seaplane Hangar at Miller Field (HABS NY-5671) for Gateway National Recreation Area.

    Miller Field Seaplane Hangar Point Cloud Animation - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 56 views
    Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) recently completed documentation of the Seaplane Hangar at Miller Field (HABS NY-5671) for Gateway National Recreation Area. Miller Field was the on...
  • HALS Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial Fly-Through, France - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 272 views
    Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial is the largest of the eight overseas World War I cemeteries administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), a federal agency created in 1...
  • HALS Fly-through of Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial, Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium. - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,010 views
    Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial is one of eight overseas World War I cemeteries redesigned and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), a federal agency created ...
  • Fly-through of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau NHP, Honaunau, HI - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 269 views
    Located on the west coast of the island of Hawaii on Honaunau Bay, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park encompasses the best preserved pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, where criminals, defea...
  • Sharing a video animation of one of our latest documentation projects.

    HDP Fly-through of Historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina - Duration: 57 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 570 views
    In October 2015, a team of architects from Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS visited Cape Hatteras National Seashore to document the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The documentation project ...
  • Check out this great educational animation showing how different parts of the hull come together for the 1889 "bugeye" oyster dredger and National Historic Landmark located at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

    HAER Surveys Log Bottom Bugeye Vessel, Edna E. Lockwood, in St. Michaels, Maryland - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 150 views
    The Heritage Documentation Program (HABS/HAER/HALS) of the U.S. National Park Service is producing documentation of the National Historic Landmark vessel EDNA E. LOCKWOOD at the Chesapeake Bay Mari...
  • We've created another fly-through animation of our recent Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation project in Skagway, Alaska. Check it out!

    HABS Fly-Through of First Presbyterian Church of Skagway, Alaska - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 392 views
    Arriving in Skagway in the summer of 1899, the Rev. J. J. Walker, superintendent of missions for the Methodist church in Alaska, persuaded local Methodists to raise money for the construction of a ...
  • We've created another fly-through animation of our recent Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation project in Cordova, Alaska. Check it out!

    HABS Fly-through of Red Dragon Club House and St. George's Episcopal Church, Cordova, Alaska - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 689 views
    Construction of what would become the Copper River & Northwestern Railway, built to provide access to the recently-discovered copper lodes at Kennecott, 196 miles inland, was begun in 1906. Micha...
  • We've added a new fly-through video to our HABS HAER HALS YouTube channel! Virtually visit Skayway's first City Hall building in Alaska.

    HABS Fly-Through of Skagway’s first City Hall Building, Alaska - Duration: 88 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 440 views
    The construction of Skagway’s first City Hall building was begun in the autumn of 1897. A one-story (with attic), single-room structure, approximately 26’ square, City Hall was built with horizont...
  • We're sharing a new video animation produced from point cloud data of the Ellis Island Main Hospital Buildings. The video provides a unique view of the interior and exterior of the historic buildings showing deteriorating conditions further damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

    HABS Fly-through of Historic Main Hospital Buildings at Ellis Island, New York - Duration: 116 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,093 views
    This animated fly-through of the Main Hospital Buildings is comprised of data from more than 180 individual laser scan stations, combined and textured with HDR panoramic photograph data. The render...
  • The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has produced a fly-through animation of the point cloud data captured while documenting historic Ellis Island, New York.

    HALS Fly-through of 3D Point Cloud of Historic Ellis Island, New York - Duration: 73 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,151 views
    In summer 2014, the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) produced documentation of the cultural landscape of historic Ellis Island, New York. The documentation consisted of measured drawings,...
  • See this unique site and its hidden rock features inaccessible to park visitors in this aerial fly-through animation.

    Fly-through of Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kohala, HI - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 664 views
    Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site is located in the traditional district of Kohala on the island of Hawai`i and is situated on the northwest coastline of the island. The park is named for a ...
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site Tunnel Segment in 3D - Duration: 56 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 461 views
    This visualization shows the collected terrestrial laser scan data for the segment 6, Revolutionary War era tunnel at the Ninety Six National Historic Site.

    Ninety Six National Historic Site is a...
  • The George Washington Bridge - Duration: 100 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 92 views
    New York's George Washington Bridge as seen by the photographers of the HAER (Historic American Engineering Record).
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