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Published On: Fri, Feb 7th, 2014

National parks to offer free admission during President’s Day weekend

Looking for something economical to do during the weekend of February 15-17?

The National Park Service announced yesterday that all 401 National Park Service sites will have free admission during Presidents Day weekend, February 15-17.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument Image/NPS

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Image/NPS

“Every U.S. president has visited, resided in, or been honored in a national park,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Sites such as George Washington’s birthplace, Ulysses Grant’s battlefields and Jimmy Carter’s farm provide insight into the character of the men who have governed our country. Visit a national park and walk in their footsteps. See where they lived and learned, relaxed and recharged, experienced triumphs and tribulations.”

In addition to free entrance, many parks will host special events to celebrate the holiday weekend, including the unveiling of new permanent exhibits at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa.  Visit the Presidents Day page on www.nps.gov for a calendar of events as well as travel itineraries and lesson plans about the presidents.

From George Washington’s visit to Great Falls, Virginia, to Barack Obama’s trip to Yellowstone, presidents have reveled in the scenery found in today’s national parks. When you visit a natural area like Shenandoah or the Grand Canyon, or a historic site such as the USS Arizona Memorial or the National Mall, you will be following the lead of presidents before you.

The National Park Service will also waive admission fees on five additional days in 2014 – the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19 and 20), the National Park Service’s 98th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27) and Veterans Day (November 11).

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