Starting June 3, The National Park Service along with Statue Cruises will be opening Liberty Island to visitors Thursday evenings. The service will end August 26.
The National Park Service will charging $35 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for kids. The cost includes a ferry ride from and back to Battery Park from Statue Cruises, an hour or two stay to tour the island, and dinner.
Visitors will be able to tour the grounds, but they will not be allowed into the statue.
The idea to allow evening visits came about after a successful two-day trial run last September.
The Park Service's Mindi Rambo told the New York Times, “quite a few visitors asked rangers if we were going to do it again because they wanted to bring a date next time or they wanted to come back and photograph it.”
Attendance is limited to 1200 people per evening. Tickets are available on Statue Cruises’ website. Tickets are assumed to run out quickly.