Sep 23

Free Admission to Museums & National Parks This Saturday September 25th!

This Saturday September 25th, 2010 is Public Lands Day as well as the 6th Annual Museum Day. This means you can enjoy FREE admission to more than 100 national parks that normally charge entrance fees, as well as free admission (with downloadable ticket) to various museums that normally charge entrance fees (limit one ticket per household; ticket provides free admission to one person plus a guest).

Participating Museums in Virginia are listed here and include the following Northern VA museums:

  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  • Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  • Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center (Fredericksburg)
  • Heritage Farm Museum of Loudon County (Sterling)
  • Manassas Museum (Manassas)
  • Mary Washington House (Fredericksburg)
  • National Civil War Life Museum (Fredericksburg)
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum (Alexandria)
  • Rising Sun Tavern (Fredericksburg)
  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (Winchester)
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (Alexandria)
  • Sully Historic Site (Chantilly)
  • The Lyceum – Alexandria’s History Museum (Alexandria)
  • The Old Jail Museum (Warrenton)

Participating Museums in Maryland are listed here, as well as participating museums in Washington, DC here (most of which have free admission every day).

Participating National Parks in Virginia:

Participating National Parks in Maryland:

Participating National Parks and Museums in West Virginia:

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. (Arthurdale)
  • Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex (Moundsville)
  • Huntington Museum of Art (Huntington)
  • Museum in the Park (Logan)
  • Pocahontas County Historical Museum (Marlinton)
  • West Virginia Independence Hall (Wheeling)
  • West Virginia Penitentiary Tours (Moundsville)
  • West Virginia State Museum (Charleston)

For more information or to look up parks participating in other states, click here, and to look up participating museums in other states, click here.

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Sarah Barnes September 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

Thanks for listing Arthurdale on your list of museums in West Virginia. For any readers that are interested in visiting the New Deal Homestead Museum in Arthurdale, you can look up information about it online at

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!


frugalfriends September 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

Thanks for the comment Sarah! Hope you all at the New Deal Homestead Museum in Arthurdale, WV are enjoying the Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day; it’s a great event for the whole family!


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