Curious about how Columbus got around? Head to the D.C. Wharf for a chance to tour a replica of his ship, the "Nao Santa Maria"!
We all know the story about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria—here's your chance to see a remarkable replica tall ship up close. The Nao (Spanish for "ship) Santa Maria will welcome visitors this November at the D.C. Wharf. You will really love this opportunity to head back in time more than 500 years as soon as you step foot onboard.
WHEN: November 7–17, 2019 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
WHERE: D.C. Wharf | 1100 Maine Avenue SW | Washington, D.C.
TICKETS: Purchase online | $10 per person (ages 11 and up) | $5 per child (aged 5-10) | FREE for children 4 and under
PARKING: Hourly pay garages, extremely limited hourly street parking
METRO: L'Enfant Plaza is the closest Metro stop.
Courtesy of Nao Santa Maria on Facebook
When you purchase your ticket online, you can then use it for any date and time. You don't need a printed hardcopy; just show the electronic voucher when you arrive. A ticket will get you onboard for a self-guided tour of the replica tall ship, Nao Santa Maria. Host crew members will be on hand to tell you all about life back in the times of Columbus and what it would have been like onboard.
The Nao Santa Maria weighs in at over 200 tons and remains true to the design of the original ship. With three masts, the tallest of which is 25 meters from the waterline, it is an incredible sight to behold.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the official Nao Santa Maria website.
Will you be touring the Nao Santa Maria? What other tall ships have you seen? Let us know in the comments!