Visit National Parks for Free This Weekend

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    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Looking for something to do this Easter weekend?

    This weekend, the National Park Service will waive admission fees for all national parks. The free admission weekend is a part of National Park Week, which runs through April 27

    This year's theme is “Go Wild” and offers visitors a chance to learn about history, nature and culture.

    “National Park Week is a great time to discover the diverse wildlife, iconic landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history found in our national parks,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in a press release.

    There are more than 400 national parks, 14 are within a three-hour drive of D.C. Below are the national parks in our area:

    Maryland

    • 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

    Virginia

    • 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