Statue of Liberty night cruise tour dates announced

Statue of Liberty

June 3, 2010 6:16:51 PM PDT
The National Park Service and Statue Cruises have announced dates for public night tours of America's most iconic national monument. On eight 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 provided by Evelyn Hill, Inc. Visitors will be able to tour the grounds, but they will not be allowed into the statue.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. You can call 877-523-9849 or order online.