Free to Wander

Fees waived at 127 national parks

To mark its 100th anniversary, the National Park Service will offer free admission to its 127 sites that charge entrance and tour fees on 16 days in 2016, including from April 16 to 24 during National Park Week. (Fourth-grade students get free annual passes through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active military and citizens with permanent disabilities also are admitted free year-round.)

In New York, participating parks include the Roosevelt homes in Hyde Park (Val-Kill and the FDR home); the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park; the Martin Van Buren home in Kinderhook; Teddy Roosevelt’s home, Sagamore Hill, on Long Island; and the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. For more information, visit

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