National parks throughout the country will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. All national parks will provide free admission and many parks will host special events or volunteer service projects. Details here:

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said,

We invite all Americans to honor the legacy of Dr. King in a national park. Attend a special event, take part in a volunteer project, or visit a site with a direct connection to this great leader. We are all encouraged to remember the values of service and commitment to community that Dr. King exemplified throughout his life. Let’s make this holiday truly a day on, not a day off.

In addition to waiving entrance fees at all national parks, many parks will host programs or volunteer work projects. Visit for events and information.

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