WASHINGTON - Want to experience the great outdoors this weekend? You're in luck: Hundreds of national parks, historic sites and more are offering free admission Sunday, Aug. 25, to commemorate the National Park Service's 103rd birthday, also known as Founders Day.
This Sunday, August 25, is a fee free day! All entrance fees are waived in recognition of the @NatlParkService Birthday. To celebrate, we hope you visit Mount Rainier (https://t.co/h6E4d4pHmI) or a park near you (https://t.co/aHKkgClQAr).#FindYourPark #FoundersDay ~kl pic.twitter.com/qwz076voZm— MountRainierNPS (@MountRainierNPS) August 21, 2019
According to the agency's website, the annual event celebrates the creation of the NPS, which was formed when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act on Aug. 25, 1916. Today, the federal agency manages 418 parks and other sites, many of which offer free admission daily. However, even the sites that normally do charge entrance fees will waive them Sunday.
NPS sites may still charge for transportation, concessions, camping, tours or other services on Founders Day, the agency said.
Don't forget that tomorrow is a fee free day! Visit your nearest national park site or come visit Petrified Forest. Celebrate the National Park Service's birthday Sunday August 25! https://t.co/FZHROzMYvV (hl) #feefree #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #FoundersDay pic.twitter.com/r6iqiAb7bE— Petrified Forest NP (@PetrifiedNPS) August 24, 2019
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