National Park Service Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Free Entry

The National Park Service is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by waiving entrance fees Monday.

The "fee-free" day covers 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 Monday:


  • 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

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  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway's Great Falls Park
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
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You can find a full list of National Park sites near you on the Find Your Park website.
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