In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, entrance into National Park Service sites across the country on Monday, January 16, 2017 will be free!
(It’s the first of 10 days in 2017 that the parks will offer free admission to everyone.)
There are several national parks directly associated with Dr. King that you can visit with your family:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia, is the site of King’s birthplace, home, church, and grave (if you have kids in middle school and up, be sure to visit the new and impactful Center for Civil and Human Rights here as well).
- The 45-mile long Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Alabama, where Dr. King led the 1965 Voting Rights March.
- National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., which include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, where MLK shared of his dream for America in one of the most famous speeches in American history.
Parks across the country are offering special programs to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Check this calendar of events to find a program near you.
Looking to do more? Make it a day on; not a day off and volunteer with your family to honor Dr. King’s service. Find volunteer opportunities locally and across the country here.