Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two-story yellow house with brown trim
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Georgia

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In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites had free admission for everyone on Monday, January 18, 2021, as the first fee free day of the year. Commemorated on the third Monday of January every year, it is also a day of service when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country.

Find 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.

If heading to a national park, please remember to recreate responsibly and check the park's website for hours of operations and other trip planning information.

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Set the calendar to January to find in-person and virtual programs about Dr. King's life and service projects at national parks around the country. Remember to check ahead for trip planning information and to recreate responsibly for a safe visit.

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Last updated: January 26, 2021