April 15th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

assateague island park

This Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, will be fee free days at national parks to celebrate the start of National Park Week.

    Virginia national parks with entrance fees waived:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park

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November 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

va state parks

National ParksNo entrance fees Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Virginia State ParksNo parking fees Monday, November 11. Parking fees will be waived at Virginia State Parks for everyone on Nov. 11 as a salute to Veterans. Many parks will still be featuring fall colors in mid-November and the weather is great for hiking and enjoying nature. All parks will feature special programming in honor of Veterans Day between Nov. 9 and 11. For a list of programs and when they will be offered, click here

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April 18th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

shenandoah

In honor of National Park Week, all national parks will waive entrance fees April 22-26.

    Virginia parks include:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park

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November 5th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

National Parks will waive entrance fees this Friday through Sunday, November 10-12, 2012, in honor of Veterans Day.

    Virginia parks included:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park

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September 25th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

National Parks will waive entrance fees this Saturday, September 29, 2012, in honor of Public Lands Day.

    Virginia parks included:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park

While peak fall color hasn’t hit the mountains yet, it could be a great day for a drive through Shenandoah!

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September 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

museum day 2012

I’ll do a full post on both of these free admission opportunities next week, but for planning purposes Saturday, September 29th, 2012 is Museum Day AND Public Lands Day, meaning…

Museum Day – Sign up online for a pass that will get you and one other person free admission to a museum from this list

Public Lands Day – Free admission at National Parks

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April 19th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

shenandoah national park

Beginning this Saturday for National Parks Week, entrance fees will be waived at over 100 national parks that normally charge them.

The savings continue through April 29. It’s a great time to visit places like Shenandoah National Park or Colonial National Historical Park in Williamsburg.

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November 10th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

state park lake
(Photo: Hungry Mother State Park on Virginia State Parks Facebook page)

The final Fee Free Days at national parks in 2011 are this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Fees will be waived at the following national parks located in Virginia:

    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park

Virginia State Parks will also offer free admission on Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day), which includes Chesterfield’s Pocahontas State Park.

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September 22nd, 2011 by RichmondBargains

colonial park
(Photo: Colonial National Historical Park)

In addition to many museums nationwide offering free admission for Museum Day, national parks will waive entrance fees this Saturday for National Public Lands Day, the country’s largest single-day effort to spruce up parks and other open spaces.

Here’s where to look for the list of parks in Virginia.

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