Enjoy FREE entry to all 401 national parks, landmarks and national historic landmarks in the USA, on Monday, January 20, 2014 in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The free admission includes New York City destinations administered by the National Park Service, including the Statue of Liberty, Grant’s Tomb, and the African Burial Ground National Monument two blocks from the Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan.
It is the first of nearly one dozen free admission days and weekends in 2014.
Click here for the National Park Service sites in New York City and Tri-State area.
National parks directly associated with Dr. King include the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Georgia which contains his birthplace, home, church, and grave; the 54-mile long Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Alabama where he led the 1965 Voting Rights March; and the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. which include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial where he spoke of his dream for America.
Among the dozens of other national parks that celebrate African American achievements are New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in Louisiana, Sequoia National Park in California, George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama, and Nicodemus National Historical Site in Kansas.