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Contact: Megan O'Malley, 603 675-2175 x143
Contact: Gregory C. Schwarz, 603 675-2175 x107
Cornish: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase the park entrance fee for the first time in more than a decade. Under this proposal, the cost of a seven-day entrance pass will increase from $5 to $10. The park annual pass will increase from $25 to $40. All fee increases will go into effect in late May 2015, when the park officially opens for the summer season. The current entrance fee has been in place since 2002 when it was raised from $4 per person to $5 per person.
This increase will have no impact on the cost of the America the Beautiful Interagency Passes.Annual Interagency passes will remain $80, Senior passes will continue to be available for those 62 years of age and older for a one-time fee of $10, and Access and Military Passes will continue to be free.Entrance to the park is currently free for people age 16 and under and that policy will not change under this proposal.
All fee revenue collected at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site stays at the park to fund visitor services. In 2014, entrance fees supported public interpretive programs and exhibits and in 2015, the additional fee revenue will be used to expand interpretive programming and educational outreach.
Public comments will be accepted for a 30-day period starting November 5, 2014, and ending December 4, 2014. Comments will be accepted via U.S. mail at Superintendent, Attention Proposed Fee Increase, Saint-Gaudens NHS, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH 03745. Feedback will also be accepted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the park Facebook page www.facebook.com/SaintGaudensNPS.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located off NH Route 12A just north of the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge. It features the studios, home and gardens of the premier American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). For further information on seasonal offerings, contact Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, 139 Saint-Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH, 03745, telephone (603) 675-2175, or visit the park web site at:www.nps.gov/saga, and join us on Facebookat www.facebook.com/SaintGaudensNPS.