"From Brown to Brown: Topeka's Civil Rights Story" Bus Tours Now Available
This new bus tour maps out locations in the city linked to local and national struggles for freedom and equality. Bus tours will be available Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Click on More for complete details of the tour. More »
2013 Teacher Ranger Teacher Opportunity
During the summer of 2013, the national NPS office of history and civics is seeking a Teacher Ranger Teacher to develop lesson plans that incorporate information about the National Park Service that meet common core standards, located in Topeka, Kansas. More »
America the Beautiful Pass
Xavier Cohen, 2009 Share the Experience Photo Contest winner
National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass
**Please note, America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass can NOT be purchased at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. The nearest national park that sells the pass is Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri.**
The America the Beautiful Pass is an annual pass that provides admission to any national park charging an entrance fee, as well as many other federal recreation sites. The pass costs $80 and is valid for one full year from month of purchase. If you are 62 or older or receive disability benefits, you may be eligible for the Senior or Access pass. In addition, a Volunteer Pass is awarded to those individuals with more than 500 hours on recreation lands managed by one or more of five agencies as a way to say "thank you!"
The America the Beautiful Pass admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle* if a park has a per vehicle entrance fee. Where a per person entrance fee is charged, the America the Beautiful Pass admits the pass owner and three accompanying adults age 16 and older. The pass is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. The pass does NOT cover or reduce use fees such as charges for camping, parking, tours, and concessions.
The America the Beautiful Pass can be purchased four ways:
* A private vehicle is defined as any noncommercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Supreme Court charged states to move with “all deliberate speed” to end segregation in public schools in 1955 in what is known as Brown II.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site