(WTVM) – On Sept. 26, all visitors to the country's national parks are able to enjoy the scenery at no admission.
According to the National Parks Service, only 127 of the 408 national parks charge an entrance fee.
In Georgia, national historic sites like Jimmy Carter's home in Plains, GA, and the national prehistoric monument of Ocmulgee in Macon, or the Trail of Tears could be visited at no cost.
For more locational of national sites in Georgia, like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial site in Atlanta, you can visit the NPS website by clicking here.
Other places in Georgia include:
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
- Cumberland Island National Seashore
- Fort Frederica National Monument
- Fort Pulaski National Monument
In Alabama, the Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site tells the history of the first African American military pilots at the university founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881. The Selma to Montgomery national historic trail also provides a deep look into a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
For more information on other national sites in Alabama, like the national heritage site in Muscle Shoals, you can click here.
The NPS website says that more than 275 million visitors visit national landmarks, parks and sites each year.
For a list of other days of free entry to the county's national parks, click here.