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National Park Service 103rd Birthday: A Fee-Free Day!
August 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, so we’re turning 103 years old today! After more than a century, our core mission remains to “promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purposes of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
Come visit James A. Garfield NHS for free in honor of our birthday!