National Parks In Maryland: Free Entrance Day Coming Soon
The National Park Service offers free days at parks that normally charge entrance fees. See when fees will be waived at MD parks this month.
MARYLAND — Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn't just a federal holiday and day of service — it's also a chance to visit national parks that normally charge entrance fees. The next fee-free day scheduled by the National Park Service is Monday, Jan. 20.
体育投注网址It's one of a few chances each year to visit these parks for free after at various parks on Jan. 1, 2020. The entrance fees at Assateague Island National Seashore went up from $20 per vehicle to $25 and from $10 per person to $15; the fees at Antietam National Battlefield increased from $15 per vehicle to $20 and from $7 per person on Jan. 1; and fees at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park increased from $15 per vehicle to $20 and from $7 per person to $10 at the first of the month.
体育投注网址There was no change to the $15 per person entrance fee at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine.
The additional revenue will be used to pay for deferred maintenance across the system of 419 parks, historic and cultural sites, and monuments, the National Park Service said.
Here the Maryland national parks with admission fees that will be free on Jan. 20:
体育投注网址: Sharpsburg, the visitor center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park and visitor center are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The park grounds and park tour roads close at dark. (20 minutes after sunset).
体育投注网址: No set hours.
体育投注网址: The Maryland District is open year round, 24 hours a day. Assateague Island Visitor Center March-December: Open 7 days/week. January-February: Open Thursday-Monday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. The Assateague Island Visitor Center is located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on the southern side of Route 611, before the Verrazzano Bridge entrance into the park. The GPS address is 11800 Marsh View Lane, Berlin, Maryland 21811.
: 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont. Hours: Hiking trails and parking areas are open year round, dawn to dusk, but may close as a result of security or safety concerns. Consult the for updates. The visitor center, camps, and campgrounds have separate hours. Standard hours are sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center hours: Between mid-November to mid-January, Visitor Center will be open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 301-663-9388 to confirm winter Visitor Center hours of operation.
: The C&O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.
: 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, Maryland, off of MacArthur Boulevard adjacent to Glen Echo Park. Guided interpretive tours of the unfurnished house occur at the top of every hour, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
: 2400 East Fort Avenue in Baltimore. Regular Hours: Park Grounds and Parking Lot, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Star Fort, 9:00 am - 4:45 pm; Visitor Center, 9:00 am - 4:45 pm. Scheduled are offered daily.
: 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington. The fort is open 9:00 - 4:30 daily. Grounds are open until sunset.
: Closed until spring.
: 535 Hampton Lane, Towson. Guided tours of the 18th-century mansion are available Thursday through Sunday. The scenic grounds and gardens are open daily. Call ahead or refer to the for tour times and availability.
体育投注网址: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek. It is open to the public daily from 9-5.
: 4632 Araby Church Road, Frederick. Battelfield Standard Hours: Open 7:30 a.m. to sunset daily. Visitor Center hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
: 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington.Piscataway Park grounds are open from dawn to dusk.: Visitor Center Hours: March 1 through November 30:Tuesday through Sunday 10 am-4 pm. December 1 through February 28: 10 am-4 pm on weekends only. Historic Farm and Buildings: March 1 through November 30: Tuesday through Sunday 10 am -4 pm December 1 through February 28: Closed.
: Hours vary along the trail; call the site office at 202-619-7154.
: 6655 Rose Hill Road, Port Tobacco. The site is closed from Dec. 23, 2019 through March 28, 2020. It will be open Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, through Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The park will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day as well as the dates listed above. For more information call 804-224-1732 ext. 227.
: The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT can be travelled year-round. The NHT connects national, state, and local parks as well a great number of historic sites and landmarks. Visitors should contact sites or attractions individually as operating hours vary widely by site and season. The contact information for some sites is located on the page.
The National Park Service lists online all and the amount of the fees.
See the in Maryland. Many parks are free year-round.