Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FREE Admission to National Parks Veterans Day Weekend (November 10-12)


This Veterans Day Weekend, why not take the whole family to go visit a national park or two in your area? 

On November 10-12,  more than 100 national parks are waiving their entrance fees! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

In Virginia, you can go to the following parks with free entrance fees:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Assateague Island National Seashore

Colonial National Historical Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway's Great Falls Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Petersburg National Battlefield

Prince William Forest Park

Shenandoah National Park


And in Maryland, you can go to these parks:

 Antietam National Battlefield
Assateague Island National Seashore

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine National Monument

Fort Washington Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park


Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included. Be sure to check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.


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