Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites planned free admission for everyone on Monday, January 21, as the first fee free day of the year. Commemorated on the third Monday of January, it is also a day of service when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country.

Visit parks connected to the life and legacy of Dr. King:

Check out volunteer opportunities inspired by a day of service or attend a ranger program to learn more about the history of Dr. King and the pursuit of civil rights in America.

Last updated: June 13, 2019