Sep 29

Free Admission to Parks & National Museum Day


Today, Saturday September 29th, 2021 is Public Lands Day as well as the 8th 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 two people).

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)
  • Mary Washington House (Fredericksburg)
  • Rising Sun Tavern (Fredericksburg)
  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (Winchester)
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (Alexandria)
  • Sully Historic Site (Chantilly)
  • 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:

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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