I’ve heard this from a few of our members and Diane, member/student and volunteer, was kind enough to send me the following write-up. Thank you Diane!
Senior passes for our national parks have been a bargain for many years, but the National Park Service’s prices for those passes are going up significantly in late August.
The cost of the “Lifetime Senior Pass”–which is $10 now–will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017. An extra $10 processing fee will be added to that charge if you order the pass online or by mail rather than going to an actual park facility. A new year-by-year senior pass will be $20 for each year.
The closest facilities that sell them are the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Prince William Forest Park (off I-95 near Washington, DC), and Shenandoah National Park. Unfortunately, none of the park facilities in our Richmond area sell lifetime senior passes. For example, Richmond National Battlefield Park does not sell them.
You can order senior passes at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Option 1, or by mail or online.
You can view full information on HERE
I bought ours at the Tredegar facility a couple of years ago.
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I bought mine last year at the National Park office at Tedegar..took abut ten minutes!
I don’t know if you can do that anymore. I would give them a call at (804) 649-1861 or (804) 819-1934.