Latest Information is that tours will be extended again through the Spring of 2002
The Friends of the Hunley have extended tours of the Warren Lasch Conservation Center, including a peek at the Confederate submarine in its holding tank, through the end of the year.
The summer tours ended over the Labor Day weekend in anticipation of the second phase of the sub's excavation that will begin in the next few weeks. But on Wednesday, Friends of the Hunley Chairman Warren Lasch said the tours could continue without interfering with the archaeological work.
Weekend tours resume Sept. 22 and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays through Dec. 30. There will be no tours Dec. 21-23. Also, there will be additional Friday tours in November and December.
"The new tour schedule will enable the visitors to see the Hunley while she is undergoing the last phase of excavation," Lasch said.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at 1-866-866-9938 or via the Internet at www.etix.com.