Here's how the Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park plans to keep you safe as it reopens Wednesday

Posted at 3:39 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 08:54:39-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Starting this week, you'll have another place to enjoy getting outside, and get a few history lessons with your family!

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park is set to reopen Wednesday, for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

But they're making some changes to keep you safe.

All of the monuments, the main exhibit building, the retail shop and concessions will be open for business.

That includes the Liberty Hound Restaurant, which is open with special hours and dining arrangements.

The exhibits have all been adjusted to make sure you can stay six feet away from others.

Tours of the ships will be self-guided and limited to the main deck exterior.

And you will have to wear a mask to go aboard.

"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," said Paul Marzello, CEO and President of Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park.

As for the events the park hosts, they're evaluating each one on a case-by-case basis.

The park will be open Wednesdays thru Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 for children ages five to 12.

$10 for anyone 13 and up.

$8 for seniors and veterans.

Naval park members, active duty military, and blue star families get in free.

Looking to attend one of the self-guided tours? Click here.