National Parks FREE Entry Days in 2017

On ten holidays throughout the year, the National Park Service will waive the entrance fee and offer free admission to everyone. These are the fee-free entry dates in 2017:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents’ 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

You can learn more about the FREE entry days on the National Parks website.

You might be wondering which parks are local to Pennsylvania, and more specifically, Lancaster County. I was too. So I did a little research.

You can find the parks participating in the program, listed by state, on this webpage. Parks listed on this page waive their entrance fees on nationally designated fee free dates. Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.

Here are some parks within 2 hours from Lancaster County:

Find all the Pennsylvania museums here. (Many of the Pennsylvania museums always offer free admission, and of course are still free on these special fee-free entry days.)


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