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2022
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Tour Details:

$10 Per person
15 and Under is Free

Tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion are available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday) Note: There is no 12:00 tour

This is a 45 minute tour of the first floor, second floor and basement.

Tickets for all tour times are purchased on-site on a first come first serve basis. (Except Tuesday and Wednesday) in the Pavilion Visitor Center.
Please note credit cards are the only form of payment we accept.

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series may be purchased in the Pavilion Visitor Center Thursday through Monday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please note credit cards are the only form of payment we accept.

The Vanderbilt Mansion is accessible. Please call ahead to check availability.
Visit our Accessibility page for more information.

 

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

Search a list of all federal recreation sites, including national parks, where the passes are issued. In addition to direct sales of Interagency Passes at national parks and other federal recreation sites, many of the America the Beautiful (Interagency) Passes are available for purchase online. Please visit the USGS Online Store for detailed information about how to purchase a pass online and whether purchasing a pass at this time is the right decision for you.

Please remember when making your purchase that Interagency Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, cannot be extended and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

 
Annual Pass for 2022

Annual Pass

Cost: $80 annual pass

Available for: Everyone

How to purchase:

Additional Information:

 
2022 Military Pass

Military Pass

Cost: Free annual pass

Available for:

  • Current US military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force, as well as Reserve and National Guard members
  • US military veterans
  • Gold Star Family members

How to obtain:

Additional Information:

 
Interagency 4th Grade Pass 2021-2022

4th Grade Pass

Cost: Free pass valid for the duration of the 4th grader's school year though the following summer (September-August)

Available for: US 4th graders, including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age, with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass

How to obtain:

 
Senior Passes for 2022

Senior Pass

Cost:

  • $80 Lifetime Senior Pass
  • $20 Annual Senior Pass

Available for: US citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.

How to purchase:

Additional Information:

  • Find detailed information about this pass on the USGS Store's Lifetime Senior Pass, Annual Senior Pass, and Frequently Asked Questions webpages.
  • Learn about changes to the Senior Pass that took affect in 2017.
  • The Senior Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
 
Access Pass

Access Pass

Cost: Free lifetime pass

Available for: US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

How to purchase:

Additional Information:

  • Find detailed information about this pass on the USGS Store's Access Pass and Frequently Asked Questions webpages.
  • Find Frequently Asked Questions about this and other interagency passes on the USGS Store's website.
  • The Access Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • The Access Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Golden Access Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

 

More Information

These six agencies participate in the Interagency Pass Program:

For more information about the terms used (for example, "non-commercial vehicle" or "pass owner," see Pass Program Definitions on the USGS website.

Last updated: April 3, 2022

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