Experience history, culture and nature for free on Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a time for us to express our gratitude and appreciation for the brave men and women who have selflessly served in the United States Armed Forces. Across the country, national parks stand as living tributes to the different chapters of our military history. The National Park Service's free admission on this day makes it even easier to explore and discover the memorials and monuments that honor and commemorate the service of American veterans. So, seize the opportunity to get outside, enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings and pay your respect to those who have defended our nation. Below, check out a few standout sites, and find more than 80 additional spots here.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Spread across 3,500 acres of rolling meadows and dense woodlands, this Pennsylvania park features monuments and historical buildings commemorating the resilience and sacrifices of the people who fought in the Revolutionary War. Visitors can walk in the footsteps of these courageous soldiers, gaining insight into the challenges they faced and the determination that helped shape the nation's identity.
Saratoga National Historical Park
Situated in eastern New York, this renowned park pays tribute to the Battle of Saratoga, a pivotal event in the American Revolution. In 1777, American forces engaged and triumphed over a British invasion—it was the first time in world history where a British Army surrendered. Take a leisurely stroll through the well-preserved battlefields and significant sites for a deeper understanding of this crucial victory in the American Revolutionary War.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Nestled in the northern regions of Georgia and southeastern Tennessee, this park received its initial approval from Congress in 1890, establishing it as the inaugural park of its kind in the country. Since then, it has become a blueprint for most national military and historical parks across the United States. Spanning an impressive 9,000 acres, it is home to numerous battlefields, monuments and museums, providing a unique opportunity to learn about the Civil War firsthand.
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
This historical park encompasses three separate sites that were involved in the top-secret development of the atomic bomb during World War II. The three locations in Washington, New Mexico and Tennessee tell the story of the scientific and military aspects of this monumental endeavor.
Free Country Veterans Day Special
In honor of our vets and heroes, we’re offering 30% off new arrivals from Nov 10 to Nov 12 using the code VETERAN30. However, at Free Country, we believe that appreciation for service members should be a year-round practice. That’s why we offer a 20% discount for all veterans and current military personnel (including spouses and dependents), any time—click here for info.