Bandelier Announces Fee Free Day Tuesday, Aug. 25 For Founder’s Day Celebrating 104 Years Of The National Park Service

117246550_10158375941870155_4173520902295196880_oA view of the Alcove House at Bandelier National Monument from the opposite side of the canyon. Admission to Bandelier is free on Tuesday to celebrate Founder’s Day. NPS Photo/Chris Dohmen


 On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation establishing the National Park Service (NPS). At that time, women across the country were fighting for their right to vote throughout the United States, a right that was recognized when the 19th Amendment became part of the US Constitution on August 26, 1920, the day after the fourth birthday of the NPS.

The NPS is also recognizing the centennial of the amendment that strengthened the public position of women in American civic life, empowering them to be stronger advocates for the places that became part of the National Park System over the next 100 years.

From nature’s wonders in the Florida Everglades, to the Washington, DC, home where abolitionist and suffragist Frederick Douglass did some of his famous work and the California landscape where Japanese American families were incarcerated during World War II, many of America’s important places are protected because women used their civic voices.

Celebrate 104 years of the NPS as entrance fees are waived at Bandelier on August 25! Find a park or explore in-park and virtual events hosted by parks across the country. Get tips to recreate responsiblywhile visiting parks to keep everyone safe and protect America’s treasures for future generations.

For more information contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 0.  Visit the  website, Like us on Facebook BandelierNPS, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BandelierNPS.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at and on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.