Every Kid Outdoors

Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders and Their Guests

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Get your Every Kid Outdoors Card today!

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Calling all fourth graders!

Through the Every Kid Outdoors Program, fourth grade students, their classes, and their families can learn and explore national parks and federal lands and waters across the country. This includes Boston! Connect with your heritage and immerse yourself in nature by getting a EKO pass.

Visit www.everykidoutdoors.gov to learn more about how to obtain and use your pass.

Children and their families can use this pass for free admission to national parks and other federal public lands and waters across the country for the school year. The website also includes trip planning help, as well as fun and engaging learning activities aligned with education standards and information for educators and parents.


FAQs for Every Kid Outdoors in Boston

No! The sites run or staffed by Boston National Historical Park are free and open to the public. These sites include:

  • Faneuil Hall
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • Bunker Hill Museum
  • Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
  • USS Cassin Young

The EKO pass cannot be used at Trails to Freedom Partner sites. Many sites are partner run and require admission fees. These sites include:

  • Old South Meeting House: Admission Fee
  • Old State House: Admission Fee
  • Paul Revere House: Admission Fee
  • Old North Church: Admission Fee
  • Museum of African American History: Admission Fee
  • USS Constitution: FREE Admission
  • USS Constitution Museum: Admission by Donation

The EKO pass cannot be used for ferry tickets to the Boston Harbor Islands. Check bostonharborislands.org for free ferry days or information on free or discounted tickets. For example, if you live in Boston, you may be able to participate in the Library Pass Program.  

Bring your printed paper voucher from everykidoutdoors.gov to either the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center Desk or the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center. You can exchange the voucher for an official Every Kid Outdoors pass.

Several parks in the area have free admission, so an Every Kid Outdoors pass is not necessary.

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  • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House Washington Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Where you can use an Every Kid Outdoors pass in Eastern Massachusetts:

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Lowell National Historical Park
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Last updated: January 8, 2024

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Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129


617 242-5601

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