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Tumacácori Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days in 2019

Tumacácori National Historical Park will waive its entrance fee on four days in 2019.The four entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:

● Saturday, April 20 – Start of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day

● Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Birthday

● Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day

● Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day

“National parks are perfect destinations for families,” said Tumacácori National Historical Park Superintendent Bob Love, “They’re special places that celebrate culture, nature, being outdoors, learning, and exploring.”

Tumacácori National Historical Park normally charges $7 per adult. On fee free days, keep an eye out for special programs such as the annual river clean-up for National Public Lands Day as well as the 15% discount offered storewide by the Western National Parks Association.

Tumacácori National Historical Park is one of 115 national parks that has an entrance fee. The other 303 do not charge for entry. The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and is comprised of 418 sites, including national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores. Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.2 billion which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy.

A 2019 Tumacácori Annual Pass, featuring cover photo from local 9-year-old Anthony Cortes, costs $30 and grants free entrance to the pass holder plus guests for 12 months. In addition, a suite of passes allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.

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