VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND – Fee Free
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announces that entrance fees into Mount Rainier National Park will be waived for all visitors to the park from Saturday, November 10, through Monday, November 12 in honor of U.S. Veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
November 11 was declared Armistice Day in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I. The name was changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 to honor all those who have served.
Entrance fee waivers on the Veterans Day holiday have been observed since 2006 and apply to all public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.
Facilities open within the park during this holiday include the Longmire Museum (exhibits, information and books sales) the National Park Inn (lodging and meals) and the Longmire General Store (gifts and food items). The Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise will be open on Saturday and Sunday only. This visitor center offers exhibits, visitor information, food service, gift shop and book store.