Celebrate Presidents Day by visiting one of more than 400 national parks, preserves, historic sites and monuments FREE on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
That list includes sites associated with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the two presidents whose birthdays we are celebrating.
The next period of free admission are:
- The weekends of April 15/16 and 22/23, celebrating National Park Week,
- August 25, celebrating the National Park Service birthday
- September 30, celebrating National Public Lands Day,
- Veterans Weekend, November 11/12
The free admission is for entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. You still have to pay the fee for activities that require a reservation, camping sites, lodging, tours, concession, and other fees collected by third party vendors working within the park system are not included.
Here’s an alphabetical list of the 127 parks that usually have entrance fees, prepared by Travel & Leisure magazine for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, in 2016: