Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Jr marching in Washington, DC
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., left center, marching in Washington, DC, in August 1963
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, entrance into National Park Service sites across the country on Monday, January 16, 2017 will be free! It is the first of 10 days in 2017 that the parks will offer free admission to everyone.

There are several national parks directly associated with Dr. King:
Parks across the country are offering special programs to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including George Washington Carver National Monument and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

View the calendar of events to find a program near you.

Looking to do more? Make it a day on; not a day off. Parks across the country are participating in a day of service to the community. Here are few ways that you can get involved:

Find more volunteer opportunities across the country.
Group of volunteers spreading mulch with rakes
Volunteers spread mulch at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 2013 day of service.

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