Celebrate the birthday of the U. S. National Park Service on Sunday, August 25th with FREE entry to all U.S. National Parks and other historic sites operated by the National Park Service. Take advantage by visiting the National Parks in New York City and nearby, including the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace at 28 East 30th St., Grants Tomb, Gateway National Park in Brooklyn and Queens, and the Vanderbilt Mansion Historical Site in Hyde Park, in the Hudson Valley. And, of course, national parks a bit further away, including Yellowstone and Yosemite
- Remember, the Statue of Liberty has re-opened since the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, also called Supestorm Sandy, last October, but Ellis Island remains closed.
Click here for the entire list of fee-free national parks. The U.S. National Park Service operates millions of acres of picture-postcard views and educational experiences in hundreds of national parks, historic sites, and heritage areas. An annual pass for a carload is $80, or $10 for a lifetime pass for seniors. There are additional fee-free national park days and weekends in 2013
- August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
- September 28 – -National Public Lands Day
- November 9-11 – Veterans Day weekend
This is less than in 2012. Blame sequestration.