The National Park Service will host special events and provide free entrance to all parks in honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18.

“Multiple national parks have direct connections to Dr. King and share the stories of the people, places and events that shaped the life and legacy of the Civil Rights icon,” said Margaret Everson, Counselor to the Secretary exercising the authority of the Director of the National Park Service.

NPS.gov has a variety of resources related to King and the modern Civil Rights Movement, including timelines, photographs, biographical information, travel itineraries and the African American Civil Rights Network. The following national parks help trace his journey from birth to respected world leader.

More information here.