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No fee at national battlefields on Thursday

By Linda Wheeler

In honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, the National Park Service is waiving the entrance fee at all its battlefield parks and Civil War sites. Only a few charge a fee but the ones that do are among the most popular battlefields, such as Antietam.

The usual fee of $3-$6 will not be collected at Missouri's Wilson Creek National Battlefield, Maryland's Antietam National Battlefield, Mississippi's Vicksburg National Military Park and Virginia's Manassas National Battlefield Park. The free day will also be in effect at Virginia's
Appomattox Court House. In Washington, Ford's Theatre tickets are free unless they are reserved in advance. Thursday is not expected to be a busy day, so no reservation is needed, said a spokeswoman.

By Linda Wheeler  | November 9, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  Battlefields, News  
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