LST TOURS

The tours for the USS LST 325 while it is in Chester for 2018 will be handled differently than years past for the LST. There are three tour tickets available; General Admission, Group Tours, and a VIP Tour. The specifics for each are detailed below:

 

a.       Tours

                                                              i.      General Admission

1.       Hours

a.       Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

b.      1100-1800 hours

2.       Ticket sales

a.       Day-of sales

                                                                                                                                      i.      Sold by the LST upon entrance to the ship

b.      Pre-sold tickets

                                                                                                                                      i.      Managed and issued by Chester

                                                                                                                                    ii.      Ticket prices:

1.       Adults: $10

2.       Ages 6-17: $5

3.       5 and under: Free

                                                                                                                                  iii.      Pre-sold ticket sales are non-refundable and to be considered a Donation to the USS LST 325

                                                                                                                                   iv.      Advance ticket sales to end on AUG 1

                                                                                                                                     v.      List of individual ticket sales to be submitted to the LST by AUG 15 in electronic format

                                                                                                                                   vi.      LST to track individuals per list; if there are issues withmore point-of-sale admittance than tickets sold, Chester to reimburse the LST any difference

                                                                                                                                 vii.      Tickets payable to Chester; Chester to issue check to LST for total amount

                                                                                                                               viii.      Each tour will be at the individualís pace, going from one staffed station to the next

 

                                                            ii.      Group Tours

1.       Hours

a.       Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

b.      0900-1100 hours

c.       Group size 8-20 individuals

2.       Ticket sales

d.      Day-of sales

                                                                                                                                      i.      Sold by the LST upon entrance to the ship

e.      Pre-sold tickets

                                                                                                                                      i.      Managed and issued by Chester

                                                                                                                                    ii.      Ticket prices:

1.       Adults: $10

2.       Ages 6-17: $5

3.       5 and under: Free

                                                                                                                                  iii.      Pre-sold ticket sales are non-refundable and to be considered a Donation to the USS LST 325

                                                                                                                                   iv.      Advance ticket sales to end on AUG 1

                                                                                                                                     v.      List of individual ticket sales to be submitted to the LST by AUG 15 in electronic format

                                                                                                                                   vi.      LST to track individuals per list supplied by Chester; if there are issues withmore point-of-sale admittance than tickets sold, Chester to reimburse LST difference

                                                                                                                                 vii.      Tickets payable to Chester; Chester to issue check to LST for total amount

                                                                                                                               viii.      9 tours available each day, each tour begins at the quarter of the hour

                                                                                                                                   ix.      Chester to maintain schedule of tours complete with names of individuals in each group

                                                                                                                                     x.      Each tour will be guided by a crew member

2.       School Tours

a.       School tours will be covered under the Group Tour rules with the only exception being that for each 10 students, one chaperone will be admitted for FREE

b.      We are scheduling the School Groups for all day FRIDAY, but if there are schools that would rather schedule on either Saturday or Sunday for any reason, we will accommodate

 

                                                          iii.      Private VIP Tours

a.       Pre-sold tickets

                                                                                                                                      i.      Managed and issued by Chester

                                                                                                                                    ii.      Ticket prices:

1.       Per individual: $60

                                                                                                                                  iii.      Group size: 8-10

                                                                                                                                   iv.      Only 40 tickets total available

                                                                                                                                     v.      VIP Tours to be SUNDAY ONLY (Saturday accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the LST)

                                                                                                                                   vi.      Included in ticket price:

1.       Standard ship tour

2.       Personally guided by Shipís Officer or Senior Ship Crew Member

3.       Off-route areas to be included that are not part of the standard tour to include Main Engine Room, Electric Shop, Machine Shop, Engineering Office, Dry Stores Area, Aft Steering Gear Room housing Main Steer Gear machinery, Wheel House, Chart Room, Radio Room, Conn, and Signal Bridge

4.       One LST 325 ball cap

5.       VIP Pass with lanyard

6.       One year membership in the USS LST 325 Association at the Seaman/Fireman rank

a.       Includes a 10% discount on any products in the shipís store, free admission to the LST 325 during normal working hours while in home port year-round, free admission to all participating ships in the National Historical Naval Ships Association

b.      One year subscription to the Phoenix, the USS LST 325 newsletter

                                                                                                                                 vii.      Pre-sold ticket sales are non-refundable and to be considered a Donation to the USS LST 325

                                                                                                                               viii.      Private VIP Tour sales to end on AUG 1

                                                                                                                                   ix.      List of individual ticket sales to be submitted to the LST by AUG 15 in electronic format

                                                                                                                                     x.      LST to track individuals per list

                                                                                                                                   xi.      Tickets payable to Chester; Chester to issue check to LST for total amount

                                                                                                                                 xii.      Must complete an Association Membership Form at time of payment; will receive hat at this time. The Membership ID card will be given to the individual at the time of entry on the ship