Sep 28

National Museum Day & Public Lands Day





Today, Saturday September 28th, 2013 is Public Lands Day as well as the 9th 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:

  • Abram’s Delight Museum (Winchester, VA)
  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  • Clarke County Historical Association Museum (Berryville, VA)
  • Clermont Farm (Berryville, VA)
  • George Washington’s Office Museum (Winchester, VA)
  • Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden (Alexandria, VA)
  • Mary Washington House (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Morven Park (Leesburg, VA)
  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester, VA)
  • National Firearms Museum (Fairfax, VA)
  • National Museum of the Marine Crops (Triangle, VA)
  • Newtown History Center of the Stone House Foundation (Stephens City, VA)
  • Oatlands Historic House and Gardens (Leesburg, VA)
  • Rising Sun Tavern (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (Winchester, VA)
  • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy (Chantilly, VA)
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  • Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters Museum (Winchester, VA)
  • Sully Historic Site (Chantilly, VA)
  • The Old Jail Museum (Warrantor, VA)
  • Workhouse Arts Center (Lorton, VA)

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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