Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Offer Free Admission to Some Museums and Historic Sites for Veterans on Nov. 11
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Several Kentucky State Park museums will be offering free admission to veterans and current members of the military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The free admission is good for those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required.
“This is a small token of our appreciation to the men and women who have served or currently serve in the armed forces,” said Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer. “We appreciate their tremendous sacrifice for our country.”
The parks with museums or historic homes that will be open on Nov. 11 and offering the free admission to current and former members of the military include:
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Pioneer Museum, Mount Olivet
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview
John James Audubon State Park, Henderson
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown
Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville
Waveland State Historic Site, Lexington
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe
For more information about these and other Kentucky State Parks, including lodging discounts for current and former members of the military, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Note: Gov. Steve Beshear has launched his “11-11-11” initiative to honor the Commonwealth’s loyal and brave men and women. Since Veterans’ Day is Nov. 11, 2011 – or 11-11-11, the Governor has highlighted Kentucky’s veterans and active duty service members over the last several months. To find out more about this initiative, visit www.governor.ky.gov/11-11-11.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov