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 to National Park Service sites across the country on Monday, January 18, 2016, was free! It was the first of 16 days in '16 that the parks offered 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, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, and the National Mall and Memorial Parks. There will also be a special bell-ringing ceremony at Independence Hall National Historical Park.


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:
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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