Monday, September 26, 2016

Three NPS Sites Will No Longer Charge an Entrance Fee

Ranger Doug Bosley at Staple Bend Tunnel Trail - Allegheny Portage Railroad Credit: National Park Service

Beginning October 1, 2016, three Western PA National Park Service (NPS) sites will no longer charge an entrance fee. This change includes Fort Necessity NB, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

As of October 1, admission to Western PA’s NPS Visitor Centers, the Mount Washington Tavern at Fort Necessity NB and the Lemon House, and Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter at Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS will also now be free. Flight 93 National Memorial and Friendship Hill NHS will continue to be fee free.

Also effective October 1, these three parks will no longer sell the America the Beautiful Annual Pass or the America the Beautiful Senior Pass. These passes are available at other National Park Service locations and are available online at  Please note that there is an additional $10.00 processing fee for all America the Beautiful Senior Passes sold online.
The America the Beautiful U.S. Military Annual Pass and the America the Beautiful Access Pass-both free-will still be available after October 1.

For More Information: phone 724-329-8131.

Students with Ranger Gregory Zaborowski along the Conemaugh River Flood Memorial Visitor Center in Background
Credit: National Park Service

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