Get into any national park for free on Saturday during National Park Week.
The National Park Service will be hosting their National Park Week from April 20 to 28, to celebrate America's treasures. The week will be devoted on exploring and learning more about the different parks with special themed days.
To kick off the week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday. Normally, prices range from $3 to $15 per person, according to the National Park Service website.
The park has different themes each day during the week and include:
- National Junior Ranger Day, Saturday, April 20
- Military and Veterans Recognition Day, Sunday, April 21
- Earth Day, Monday, April 22
- Transportation Tuesday, April 23
- Wild Wednesday, April 24
- Throwback Thursday, April 25
- Friendship Friday, April 25
- BARK Ranger Day, Saturday, April 27
- Park Rx Day, Sunday, April 28
The next free National Park day is Aug. 25, when the park service celebrates its birthday.
The National Park Service is home to over 400 parks in the U.S. In D.C., there are 25 national parks, including Anacostia Park, Fort Dupont Park and more.
Virginia is home to 22 national parks and Maryland has 18. Parks in the area include the Shenandoah Park near Luray, Virginia and Antietam Park in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Find national parks near you here.
CORRECTION (April 19, 2019, 1:02 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly said there would be a second free day in April. The next fee-free day is in August, when the National Park Service celebrates its birthday.