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!):
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
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