Fort Stanwix. Niagara Falls. The Statue of Liberty. You can visit these, and all of the nation's National Parks for free in 2019, on specified days.

The National Park Service has announced the Free Entrance Days for 2019. On any of these five days, you can visit a National Park and not pay any admission. There are over 400 National Parks in the United States - and many don't charge admission (hello, Erie Canal) - so plan to visit some of the spots that do on these special days.

  • January 21: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 20: First day of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

You plan your visit to any of the parks in the National Park system using their website, www.nps.gov.

The National Park Service also offers other ways to see the parks for a discounted rate.

"The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series."

If you've been hoping to visit Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty, start planning your visit now - or just hop in the car and head over to Fort Stanwix in Rome. It's up to you.