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The National Park Service and Statue Cruises have announced dates for public night tours of America’s most iconic national monument.
On eight (8) Thursday nights during June, July and August, Liberty Island will be open to the general public.
The 2010 Summer program, which follows two successful night tours offered last September during National Park Week, is a collaboration among the National Park Service, Statue Cruises and Evelyn Hill, Inc. The evening tours will be offered on June 3; June 10; July 8; July 15; July 22; August 5; August 12; and August 19. There will be 1200 tickets available for each night.
Tickets for the Summer 2010 Night Tours are $35.00 (adults); $28.00 (seniors); $15.00 (children); and $7.50 (NPS Junior Ranger). Ferries will depart from Battery Park at the foot of Manhattan. Ticket prices include round trip ferry transportation, a full dinner on Liberty Island and interpretive programs offered on the island.
The menu consists of BBQ specials or a full regular menu. Visitors will be able to tour the grounds, but they will not be allowed into the statue.
Guests should arrive at Battery Park to check-in at 5:00 PM. Boats return from Liberty Island at 7:30 PM and at 8:30 PM. Visitors may spend as long as two hours on Liberty Island or return after one hour. "
We’re pleased to offer this unique opportunity for visitors to experience the spectacular scenery of Liberty Island and enjoy the New York City skyline at night," said Statue Cruises COO Mike Burke.
Tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.statuecruises.com or by calling 877-523-9849.
Statue Cruises and Evelyn Hill, Inc are the concessioners authorized by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, to serve the public at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Over 3.8 million annual visitors from around the world visit these two icons of freedom and hope. In addition to providing daily ferry service, Statue Cruises also operates special event cruises, private charters and the narrated Liberty Harbor Cruise – a 75-minute tour of the New York Harbor.