National Parks Free for Presidents Day

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.

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