Access national parks with pass
Access national parks with pass.
Still, it would have been even better had I been eligible for the National Park Service’s Senior pass, which costs $10 and gets you lifetime free admission – often by the carload – at National Parks and most of the various military parks, monuments, memorials, seashores and other varieties of sites overseen by the National Park Service.
The Senior Passes, along with other kinds of passes, are available but currently are taking up to six weeks to process.
This park is truly impressive.
Granted, it’s a time when lots of other folks are visiting the park but it’s also time for the Summer 2017 Living History Program, when reenactors put on their period uniforms and portray the day-to-day life of a typical Civil War soldier of the time.
Tours of the house are rarely offered, however.
The National Park Service’s historic fortification, just over five hours by car from Atlanta, has vivid thrice-weekly, five-times-a-day demonstrations of historic weaponry, including cannons.
While that’s an exciting prospect that you might want to wrap into a multiple-day visit, the launches can cause a shutdown of Canaveral National Seashore parking lots so be sure to check that out at the Seashore’s NPS website.
Canaveral National Seashore’s nearby sister site Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is immediately adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center and is also great for animal watching.
A National Park Service Senior Pass gets you onto Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge’s Black Point Wildlife Drive for free.