Visit your National Parks for a Great July 4th Event!

July 3, 2013 | By admin | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Try one of these fantastic events at your nearby national park.

 

What better place to celebrate the birthday of America than in one of our country’s national parks?  From sea to shining sea, there are loads of events – many of them free – at many of the our 400 national parks.  And the National Park Foundation has put together a list of their favorites worth checking out.  Here are some of the best Fourth of July events taking place in national parks this week:
Florida – Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is holding cannon firing demonstrations to highlight the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It’s also a good spot to watch the free firework show put on by the City of St. Augustine later that evening.
Massachusetts– Rangers at Minute Man National Historical Park are celebrating July 4th by reading the Declaration of Independence.
New Mexico – Bandelier National Monument is hosting its second annual naturalization ceremony in partnership with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
New York – The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed since last fall’s Superstorm Sandy will reopen just in time for the Fourth of July.
Ohio – Ride on a vintage train through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Pennsylvania – Big time celebrations are underway at Gettysburg National Military Park as they commemorate 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg.  Special programs include ranger tours, a special 150th Junior Ranger challenge, and artillery demonstrations.
Virginia – Rangers at Booker T. Washington National Monument will be decked out in mid-19th century period dress to represent life on a Civil War era tobacco plantation.
Washington  – Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is gearing up for their 50th annual fireworks extravaganza featuring fun family games and entertainment all day.
Washington D.C. – There will be fireworks and music at the National Mall & Memorial Parks. For something a little quieter, try Frederick Douglass National Historic Site where park rangers will read Frederick Douglass’ memorable speech “What to the Slave is the 4th of July.”
Wyoming – Fort Laramie National Historic Site is hosting a family fun day complete with sack races and other games, a military flag raising ceremony, cannon firing, a 38-gun salute, performances by the equestrian drill team, and an 1876 parade recreation.

Wyoming – Fort Laramie National Historic Site is hosting a family fun day complete with sack races and other games, a military flag raising ceremony, cannon firing, a 38-gun salute, performances by the equestrian drill team, and an 1876 parade recreation.

 

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