Kalmar Nyckel's Abbreviated 2017 Sailing Schedule
Due to an expanded maintenance schedule that will help keep The Tall Ship of Delaware sailing for another 20-plus seasons, Kalmar Nyckel will have a shortened sailing schedule this year. We will be returning to the water in late July, and will be sailing from Delaware ports through the summer and fall.
You can join us during that time on the Christina River sailing from our Wilmington Shipyard, Old New Castle, or from the Cape May- Lewes Ferry Terminal.
Please check our sailing schedule for details about sails, as well as other special events. We look forward to seeing you this Summer!
SpringFest Returns on April 30th!
You are invited to join us, and bring your family and friends, as the revitalized 7th Street Peninsula celebrates the coming of spring on the Christina River and Colonial Life in the Delaware Valley! With food trucks, music, children’s games, and historical reenactments, the annual SpringFest at Fort Christina will be an event not to be missed. Experience the rich heritage of the Wilmington Colonial-era cultures of the Lenape, Swedes, Finns, Dutch and English with an afternoon of fun and learning for the whole family on Sunday, April 30. Proceeds Benefit: New Sweden Centre, Old Swedes Foundation, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, the Delaware Swedish Colonial Society, and the New Sweden Alliance
Rent the Copeland Maritime Center For Your Private Event!
The Copeland Maritime Center is the perfect venue for your private gala, party, wedding, or event reception. A replica of the ship's Main Deck, the Forney boat collection, and other unique exhibits provide an ideal backdrop for any gathering. Select the caterer of your choice to complete your perfect evening! Also available for meetings.
Or Charter Kalmar Nyckel
The Tall Ship of Delaware is available for private parties and corporate outings. Call now to reserve your sail.
Visit the Copeland Maritime Center
The Copeland Maritime Center is open for self-guided tours Mondays - Fridays from 2 pm - 4:30 pm or by appointment weekdays, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 youth 6-17 (age 0-5 is free).