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Celebrate the National Park Service’s birthday by visiting these 10 NYC sites

Will Gleason

If the National Park Service has a birthday cake today it would definitely double as a fire hazard, and most likely not be welcome in a national park.

That’s because the NPS is officially celebrating its 100th year of existence (that’s a lot of candles) with celebrations across the country. To mark the occasion, visitors can take advantage of free admission to all 412 national park sites from today through Sunday.

Last year, more than 300 million people visited national parks, and 10 of those sites are located right here in NYC. Hit up one of the ones listed below this weekend, and make a birthday wish for a park ranger.

1. African Burial Ground National Monument

2. Castle Clinton National Memorial

3. Federal Hall National Memorial

4. Gateway National Recreation Area

5. General Grant National Memorial

6. Governors Island National Monument

7. Hamilton Grange National Memorial

8. Lower East Side Tenement Museum

9. Statue of Liberty National Monument

10. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site


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