National Parks Entrance Fee Waived For MLK Day

National Parks Entrance Fee Waived For MLK Day

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National Parks Entrance Fee Waived For MLK Day


“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Looking outdoorsy to do on MLK day? Consider visiting one of America’s more than 400 national parks and enjoy free entry in honor of the legendary civil rights leader. Here’s how the NPS describes the day:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working classes, and the oppressed around the world. Commonly called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or MLK Day, the third Monday of January is a federal holiday to honor his life and legacy. Places where he made history and of the greater Civil Rights Movement he influenced are preserved in many national parks and in local communities around the country.
In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., national parks will waive entrance fees for everyone on Monday, January 16, 2023, as the first fee free day of the year. It is also a day of service when thousands of volunteers participate in service projects across the country, including at national parks.
Find volunteer opportunities inspired by this day of service or visit a park to learn more about the history of Dr. King and the pursuit of civil rights in America.”


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