National Parks Birthday

National Parks Birthday Tuesday

The National Parks birthday is Tuesday. The national park service is celebrating their 99th birthday Tuesday August 25, 2015. That day is called Founders Day. Many national parks do charge an admittance fee that will be waived on Founders Day. This Founders Day on August 25 will be the start of a year-long celebration that is the kickoff to the big Centennial Celebration in 2016! President Woodrow Wilson signed into legislation the creation of the National Park Service 99 years ago on August 25, 1916. Now, 99 years later there are 408 National Parks throughout the United States.

North Carolina has several National Parks and Tuesday would be a great day to visit one and help celebrate Founders Day. Here are just a few of the many National Parks located in the state…

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina

The Appalachian Trail

 

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Lookout in the southern coastal region

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at the Outer Banks

Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the coast

 

 

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island at the Outer Banks

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial

 

The Wright Brothers National Memorial at the Outer Banks

 

 

 

 

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