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National Parks Free for Presidents Day



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    If entrance fees stopped you from visiting a national park in the past, now’s your chance to experience the beauty for free.

    National parks will be free Monday in honor of Presidents Day.

    The "fee-free" day cover entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. While no entrances fees will be collected, camping and tour fees may still apply.

    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

    Find the full list of participating parks here.