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Avast, mateys!
Festival at the Fort- Sunday, April 22
On Sunday, April 22, celebrate the coming of Spring and Colonial-era life in the Delaware Valley at Festival at the Fort! Enjoy children's games, crafts and vendors, ceremonies, live music, tours of the Kalmar Nyckel and Old Swedes Historic Site, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, and more! A Landing Day Ceremony will take place at Fort Christina Park at 3 PM.
Join us for the opening of two new permanent exhibits on May 10!
On Thursday, May 10 from 5-7 PM we are proud to host a ribbon cutting for two new permanent exhibits! Kalmar, Sweden - Key to the Kingdom will pay homage to the original ship's namesake and Wilmington's Sister City in Sweden! Science of Sailing highlights the scientific elements behind sailing a tall ship, from ship stability to sail power, from celestial navigation to dead reckoning! The event will feature speakers and a ribbon cutting ceremony, with light refreshments being served. Free for members to attend! Click to register!
Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns!
Saturday, July 7 marks the return of the popular Pirate Festival! Join us from 10am-4-pm for pirate demonstrations, activities for children, crafts, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, live music, and more!
Visit the Copeland Maritime Center!
Visit and explore the Copeland Maritime Center and tour our exhibits during our regularly scheduled hours: Monday-Friday 1:30-4:30. Saturday 10 am - 2 pm. Cost is $5 for this self-guided building tour. The ship is closed to the public during the weekdays. On Saturdays you can tour the ship if the daily maintenance schedule and weather allows (subject to change without notice). Ship tour price is $10 ($5 youth).

Did you know: That today's Kalmar Nyckel sails about 3,000 nautical miles a year?

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