Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is free this Saturday, June 9. In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, all 397 national parks, will waive entrance fees.
“Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is a great place to get out and enjoy wandering the grounds and hiking the trails,” said Saint-Gaudens NHS Superintendent Rick Kendall.
The park offers guided tours of the galleries, grounds, and Saint-Gaudens’ home Aspet. There are almost two miles of nature trails that wander through the woodlands.
You can also visit the Sculptor-in-Residence who gives demonstrations and explains the sculptural process. Saturday, June 9, is the first of 18 sculpture workshops she teaches during the summer for people who want to try their hand at sculpture.
National Get Outdoors Day is now in its fifth year. It encourages Americans, especially youth, to take part and enjoy outdoor activities while taking in the beauty of public lands such as national parks and forests. Nationwide there are hundreds of organizations and businesses partner with Federal, state, and local agencies to provide fun and healthy events at sites throughout the USA.
The next National Park free fee day is Sat. September 29, National Public Lands Day. In celebration, Saint-Gaudens holds an annual free event Sculptural Visions, in which sculptors demonstrate working in different mediums, as stone and woodcarving, metalworking, and bronze casting.