The Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park are set to reopen on Wednesday, but with some modifications.

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The Naval Park has been closed to tours since the pandemic bagan in March. And with Wednesday's reopening, access to certain areas will be limited, or restricted.

Here's what you need to know before visiting the Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park for summer 2020, from WKBW:

  • All monuments, concessions, retail and main exhibit building will be open.
  • Exhibits have been modified to allow visitors to maintain six-feet of distance between one another.
  • Ship tours will be self-guided, and interior parts of the ships will be off-limits; tours are restricted to the outside decks only.
  • The Liberty Hound restaurant is operating with limited hours, and outdoor seating arrangements that should be made in advance.
  • Masks are required.

CEO and President of Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park Paul Marzello told WKBW:

"Although we are still months away if not longer from putting this dreaded virus behind us, our organization has been working diligently at creating a new paradigm for the Naval Park that will allow us to welcome the public back while ensuring the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, which is our primary concern."

The Naval Park is often the site of events, and those will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, reports WKBW.

The Naval Park will be open Wednesdays - Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for kids age 5-12, and $10 for all people 13 and older.


Naval park members, active duty military, and blue star families have free admission.

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