Sep 27

Free Museum & Park Admission for National Museum Day & Public Lands Day





Today, Saturday September 27th, 2014 is Public Lands Day as well as the 10th 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). Please note you need to sign up for a free Smithsonian account, in order to request a ticket for free admission.

Participating Museums in Virginia are listed here and include the following Northern VA museums that normally charge admission:

  • Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • James Monroe Museum (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden (Alexandria, VA)
  • Manassas Museum (Manassas, VA)
  • Marshall House (Leesburg, VA)
  • Mary Washington House (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Morven Park (Leesburg, VA)
  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester, 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)
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  • Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters Museum (Winchester, VA)
  • Sully Historic Site (Chantilly, 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).

DC Museums that normally charge, but are free today include:

For Public Lands Day, National Parks the normally charge an entrance fee, will be free today!
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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