Admission toLILAC is free. Because space is limited, reservations are sometimes required for special events.
LILAC is open to the public each year from May to October for exhibits, tours, and other activities.
For the 2015 season, the ship will normally be open 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursdays and 2:00 to 7:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 23. These hours are subject to change to accommodate special events and weather. We make every attempt to post changes here and apologize for any inconvenience.
When you visit, remember that you will be entering a ship undergoing restoration. Wear comfortable shoes that you could wear to climb a ladder and watch out for low overheads and for trip hazards.
Events & Exhibits A calendar of last year's activities may be viewed here.
We welcome inquiries from organizations that would like to partner with us to offer educational and cultural activities on board. May 2015 Tuesday, May 19, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Opening celebration to launch the season and the Lilac Arts Series.
Memorial Day, May 25, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM LILAC is open for ship tours and exhibit viewing. Join us for birthday cake celebrating LILAC's 82nd year. June 2015 Stay tuned