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Free admission to National Parks

National Park ServiceThe National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all national parks on Aug. 14 and 15 to promote healthy activities and help visitors learn more about preserving natural and cultural resources.

Locally in  the Williamsburg VA area both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield will feature special programming that weekend. Historic Jamestowne will commemorate the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in Virginia with programs beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 14.Yorktown Battlefield will feature demonstrations of 18th century artillery all weekend.

If you can’t make it in August, there are couple more dates coming up before the end of the year.  So plan ahead.

  • September 25, 2010 (Public Lands Day)
  • November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day)

Explore other National Parks in Virginia here

Did you know that Seniors 62+ can obtain a Lifetime Pass to our National Parks  for only $10 ? This has to be one of the best senior travel bargains anywhere.

 
Senior passSenior Pass Eligibility
As part of the American the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass program, U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are at least 62 years old can purchase a Senior Pass for a one-time processing fee of $10. This Senior Pass to national parks and lands offers benefits to you and your traveling companions.

Senior Pass to National Parks Benefits

  • In National Parks that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee, the Senior Pass admits you and the passengers in your car or other private vehicle.
  • In National Parks where a "per person" entrance fee is charged, the Senior Pass admits you plus three other adults (who need not be seniors). This is an especially good deal if you are also traveling with grandchildren, because children under 16 have free admission.
  • The lifetime national parks Senior Pass also gives seniors a 50 percent discount on federal use fees charged for camping, swimming, boat launching, parking and tours.
  • In some cases where use fees are charged, only the person named on the Senior Pass will be given the 50 percent discount.
  • The senior pass is non-transferable and does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or concession fees charged by private companies.

How to Buy a National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass
The Senior Pass to national parks cannot be purchased by mail or online. It must be purchased in person at a federal area where entrance fees are charged, or at regional offices of the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Proof of age, such as a valid driver’s license, is required at the time you purchase your senior pass.

For more information about the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass, call the National Park Service at 1-888-ASK-USGS.

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  2. I tried the phone number above to apply for a senior pass to national sites. I do not see a place to apply on line. Please send me the site or call 518 438 4726

    Barbara Wachs
    214 Ormond St.
    Albany , NY 12208

    DOB 2/25/46

    • The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.
      This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).

      The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

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