National Parks are free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16, 2017.

As part of the park service’s centennial, national sites will be free to the public 10 days in 2017.

The waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Reservation, camping, and tour fees will still be collected.

If you’re interested in making your visit to a national park reflective of Dr. Martin Luther King’s contribution to our country and the civil rights movement, here are three National Parks Service locations that are all about him, his history and his legacy.

1. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Georgia to see where Dr. King was born, lived, worked, worshipped and is buried.

2. Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Trace Dr. King’s march toward freedom on the 54-mile trail through Alabama. You can connect with the stories of those who were there via the interpretive centers.

3. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. King is the first African-American honored with a memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Other free-entrance dates in 2017:

– February 20: President’s Day

– April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week

– August 25: National Park Service Birthday

– September 30: National Public Lands Day

– November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend


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