Rock of Ages - 2014

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Date: November 17, 2014

Annual "Rock of Ages" Historic Candle Lantern Tour

Carlsbad, NM For two special nights in December,Carlsbad Caverns National Park will offer visitors an opportunity to experience the wonders of Carlsbad cavern and its colorful history in special lantern-guided tours. Dressed in historic costumes, park staff will take you back in time as you wind your way through the "Big Room." This annual event gives visitors the chance to "meet" some of the men and women who helped weave the historic fabric of this spectacular national park. The tour will conclude with a re-creation of the historic Rock of Ages Ceremony, which was regularly conducted in the Big Room during the 1930s and '40s. During this portion of the tour, visitors will experience a "black out," being immersed in total darkness, as a mysterious voice fills the cavern, singing the hymn "The Rock of Ages."

Dates: Friday, December 12 and Sunday, December 14

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fees: $10 for adults - $5 for children under 16 (children under 5 are not permitted)

Reservations are required as each tour is limited to 40 people. Tickets go on sale December 1 and may be purchased by phone at 575-785-3152 or in person at the park's visitor center ticket desk, open daily (except Thanksgiving Day) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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