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Free National Park Day at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Muir Woods

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 4:42pm -- Emily - DCYF
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Date: 
Saturday 09/26/2015
Time: 
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Season: 
All Year
School Year
Fall
Location: 
San FranciscoCalifornia 94109
Event Description: 

September 26 is National Public Lands Day, and the National Park Service is celebrating by waiving fees to all National Parks! 

SF Maritime National Historical Park

Stand on the stern of BALCLUTHA, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history: http://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm

Muir Woods National Park

When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal government to protect it from destruction: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm

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Free: 
Yes
Cost: 
Free
Financial Assistance: 
No
Neighborhood: 
Embarcadero
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Other Neighborhoods: 
Fisherman's Wharf, Muir Woods
Categories: 
Academics & Tutoring
History
City Sights & Tours
Museums
Outdoors and Nature
Backpacking
Hiking
Nature Programs
Parks and Pools
Languages Spoken: 
English
Accessibility: 
Yes
Accessibility Note: 
ADA
Parent Event?: 
Yes
SFKids Tips: 
Muir Woods is extremely popular and parking is extremely limited. Carpool, arrive early (between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.) or late (one to two hours prior to closing), or look into taking the Muir Woods shuttle. The shuttle picks up passengers near Highway 101 and in Sausalito near the ferry.
Contact Name: 
National Park Service
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