Date: February 26, 2014
HOMESTEAD, Florida: The 4th annual Vintage Day celebration will be held in Everglades National Park this Saturday March 1, from 10:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to interact with the characters that helped create Everglades National Park—one of the most biologically and culturally diverse parks in the world.
The theme for the day is, “Leaving a Legacy on the Land,” and costumed interpreters will represent Gladesmen, plume hunters, early park wardens, botanists, gator hunters, conservationists, and political activists. There will also be special tours, debates, and presentations by local authors and historians. Visitors will also be inspired to consider what their legacy might be. There will also be guided walks led by costumed interpreters of the old Royal Palm State Park, through a hammock, as well as a tour of the Nike Missile Base.
Park admission at the Homestead entrance will be waived for the day and all activities are free of charge for the whole family. (Fees will not be waived at the Shark Valley entrance station.)
WHAT: Free Entrance to Everglades National Park for 4th Annual “Vintage Day” (Homestead entrance only) (http://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/everglades-vintage-day.htm).
WHEN: a.m.to 3:00 p.m., from 10:00
WHERE: Everglades National Park, main Homestead entrance, Royal Palm area
This and other park news releases are available at www.nps.gov/ever/parknews/newsreleases.
More information on Everglades National Park can be found on the park website at http://www.nps.gov/ever
Everglades National Park, which protects over 1.5 million acres, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states, behind Yellowstone National Park (2nd) and Death Valley National Park (1st).