Free Entrance to Everglades National Park for Vintage Day this Saturday
Contact: General Park Information: , 305-242-7700
Contact: Media contacts only: Linda Friar, , 305-242-7714
Contact: Mary Plumb,, 305-242-7017
HOMESTEAD, Florida: The 4th annual Vintage Day celebration will be held in Everglades National Park this Saturday March 1, from 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to interact with the characters that helped create Everglades National Park—one of the most biologically and culturally diverse parks in the world.
The theme for the day is, “Leaving a Legacy on the Land,” and costumed interpreters will represent Gladesmen, plume hunters, early park wardens, botanists, gator hunters, conservationists, and political activists. There will also be special tours, debates, and presentations by local authors and historians. Visitors will also be inspired to consider what their legacy might be. There will also be guided walks led by costumed interpreters of the old Royal Palm State Park, through a hammock, as well as a tour of the Nike Missile Base.
Park admission at the Homestead entrance will be waived for the day and all activities are free of charge for the whole family. (Fees will not be waived at the Shark Valley entrance station.)
WHAT: Free Entrance to Everglades National Park for 4th Annual “Vintage Day” (Homestead entrance only) (http://www.nps.gov/ever/
WHEN: a.m.to 3:00 p.m., from 10:00
WHERE: Everglades National Park, main Homestead entrance, Royal Palm area
Did You Know?
National Parks are some of the few places in this country where people can experience a night sky in all its magnificence, without the interference of artificial lights. In fact, a night sky monitoring program is being implemented in the National Park System to inventory light pollution.