Fees & Passes

Fees are collected daily from Memorial Day weekend until October 31 between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Passes provide entry to the park grounds, historic buildings, and ranger programs. You may purchase park entry passes, aquire "America the Beautiful" passes, and use previously obtained valid passes at the park during fee collection hours. Reservations are required for school groups and large bus groups requesting special programming by calling 603-675-2175. Certain activities such as wedding ceremonies and commercial photography may require a special use permit or short-term lease.

You can purchase entry passes upon arriving to the park during fee collection hours using credit cards only.

Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $10.00
    Annual Pass $40.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

    Help me choose an entrance pass

Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

I'm visiting... We recommend
This park, once Standard Pass
This park, multiple times Annual Pass
More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


The entrance fee to the park is $10 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and younger are free. The entrance fee provides the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit to the site. Fees must be paid with credit card as cash payments cannot be accepted. Interagency passes including the Senior, Veteran, and Military passes are honored for the cardholder accompanied by up to three others. Fees collected Memorial Day weekend to October 31.

Entrance fee to park grounds for people aged 16 and over. Kids aged 15 and younger are free. Valid for seven days. Fees collected 9am-4pm.

Annual Entrance - Park

Valid for cardholder and up to three others when cardholder is present.

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store or by phone: 1-888-275-8747, extension 1. Hours of operation are 8 am to 4 pm Mountain Time.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

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How Your Fees Help the Park

The fees you pay when visiting Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park make a difference. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, Saint-Gaudens NHP keeps 80% of all fees collected and uses that money to improve visitor services and fund critical deferred maintenance projects in the park such as:

  • Improving park accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Providing unique interpretive programs
  • Supporting and maintaining museum exhibits
  • Rehabilitating gardens

Last updated: March 29, 2024

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139 Saint Gaudens Road
Cornish, NH 03745



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