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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

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Address: 1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
Phone Number: 302 429-7447
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Hidden Gem

This museum in an out of the way location is a small gem. While the main attraction is the sailing vessel the Kalmar Nyckel, but the Forney Collection of model ships (mostly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2016
Ron G
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the luck to be in Provincetown in July when this amazing ship was in port! We loved our afternoon sail! The captain and her crew made our experience extra special! It was obvious that the crew and volunteers all loved what they were doing. It was a beautiful day for sailing and a memory we will cherish always!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This museum in an out of the way location is a small gem. While the main attraction is the sailing vessel the Kalmar Nyckel, but the Forney Collection of model ships (mostly sailing vessels) is fascinating, well displayed and accompanied by thoughtful and interesting text and pictures. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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1 Thank Ron G
Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We did the $35 11-1230pm cruise on the Christina River for $35. A restroom is available, sodas, water and snacks $1 each. The crew and captain are great. That being said, this trip was a bit boring. They do have a canopy that thankfully provides shade and the attendees have a chance to hoist a rope but if you have... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Rides can be purchased on the Christina River in Wilmington DE or from Lewis, DE during certain weeks in the summer. Check their website for current ship location.

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2 Thank craighusted
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Models of early ships from different countries on display behind glass give visitors a tour thru shipping history.

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1 Thank Nancy H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The Kalmar Nyckel is docked in Provincetown while I'm here every year it seems. This year I decided to go on a sailing excursion. We had the most amazing time! When given the chance to work with the crew, I jumped at it. I joined the crew raising and trimming the sails. It was hard but exhilarating work. It was... More 

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I found it fascinating to watch the crew prep & sail the ship. Most of them are volunteers who have been trained in certain aspects of sailing a "Tall Ship" and they were willing to share their expertise with the passengers. The KN Foundation is in Wilmington and volunteers can show up whenever the ship is in dock, to work... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You don't often get the opportunity to sail on board a Tall Ship, and the this one is located right near the tourist waterfront area so you can walk (about 1 mile) to the brand new docking/maintenance facility for the ship. It has several trips per day up the River and you can see the schedule and book on-line. Note... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a nice sail and if you wanted to be involved in hoisting the sails you could. I just think it is a little overpriced for a ride around the bay in circles. I would have like more of the history of the surrounding towns added to the history of the boat.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had been waiting a year for the opportunity to sail on the Kalmar Nyckel as I am a descendant of a crew member from the maiden voyage during 1638. My wife and I drove down from Philadelphia to take the day sail from the Lewes, DE port and we really enjoyed ourselves. Once the ship was away from the... More 

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