National Park Week offers free park admission

FortMcHenryFlagVisit a national park for free during National Park Week April 16-24, 2016. Parks that usually charge admission will be free during this time.

This year the National Park Service is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and is inviting the public to celebrate with 16 days of free admission during 2016. The National Park Week is part of this effort.

Special days during National Park Week include:

April 16 - Junior Ranger Day
Kids can earn a junior ranger badge or become a Centennial Junior Ranger

April 22 - Earth Day
Pitch in and help with a project at a park. Check Vounteers in Parks to see where to help out.

Maryland National Parks

National parks in Maryland that usually charge a fee — and waive admission during National Park Week — include:

Antietam National Battlefield
Assateague Island National Seashore
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical Park
Fort McHenry National Monument and HIstoric Shrine
Fort Washington Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Several national parks in Virginia are also free during this time.

Check here for links to all of the participating parks in each state.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. It does not include reservations, camping, tours, concessions and fees collected by third parties.

Check the National Park Service website for additional information about National Park Week.

Updated 2016

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