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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

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Small Hidden Gem in Wilmngton

Finally went to see Delaware's National Park which has the Kalmar Nyckel Museum just next door in... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Hockessin, Delaware
A Real Pirate Ship!

We had the chance to take a tour of the Kalmar Nyckel during the foundation's annual Pirate... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

My husband and I just went on a cruise on the Kalmar Nyckel and it was FANTASTIC!!! The staff were enthusiastic and informative and though it was a hot, humid, partially cloudy day a good time was had by all. The ship was docked in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband really wanted to do this. I thought the price was steep at $60 per person to sail in the Delaware river. It was a 2.5 hour sail, but we really didn’t sail. We motored about a 1/2 mile then basically did a couple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The Kalmar Nyckel is a replica of an armed merchant ship that was originally created in 1625 in Amsterdam. The replica, built in 1997, sails the Chesapeake Bay and offers opportunity for visitor to explore the ship, its history and enjoy day and private sails....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Finally went to see Delaware's National Park which has the Kalmar Nyckel Museum just next door in 7th Street area of Wilmington. Park was small but had interesting historical plaques bordering the site. Park interpreters were knowledgeable and friendly and pointed out the actual natural...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Colony of new Sweden I was a great deal to the ship. The original shift was lost at sea and this is a reproduction but well worth visiting. If you have time while in town take a cruise it will be an experience you will...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

I toured the Kalmar Nyckel yesterday when I was docked in Old New Castle. It was great to visit the ship and hear the history from the volunteers who give their time. I want to visit in Wilmington and also sail.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RonB4610
Reviewed August 7, 2017

My husband and I did a Sail this past Friday evening and it was wonderful. They were able to get the sail up on the return trip which was even better. Great tour of the Wilmington Riverfront. The crew and volunteers were the best and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

We had the chance to take a tour of the Kalmar Nyckel during the foundation's annual Pirate Festival. It's a well run event (though the weather doesn't always cooperate) made possible mostly by a host of volunteers. The ship itself is well-maintained and a glimpse...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Went here with a large group. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was a look back into history of area.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Carol M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a must see in the city of Wilmington. Located on the 7th Street peninsula, it is a hidden gem of architecture, function, and history. Go and tour the facility. There is a Watercrafts of the World exhibit that is superb....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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