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Visit National Parks For Free This Weekend

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    The sun is shining and blossoms are blooming. It is spring; and it is time to visit a national park!

    If entrance fees stopped you from visiting in the past, now’s your chance to experience the beauty for free. The National Park Service will offer “fee-free” days throughout the year, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, and this weekend!

    April 18-19 is the opening weekend of National Park Week, which stretches from April 18-26.

    Fee-free days cover entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees.

    Here’s a list of Maryland and Virginia national parks you can explore for free this upcoming weekend (bonus: the forecast looks sunny!):

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

    Virginia:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    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

    Find the full list of participating parks here.