Lady Washington in Newport

Posted by OCVA / May 27, 2012

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will bring one-of-a-kind living history experiences next month when the ships visit Newport. The vessels have scheduled Battle Sails, Adventure Sails, tours for the general public, and educational programs for K-12 school groups.

Battle Sails at 2pm on April 9 and 10 – These exciting excursions feature booming cannon and tight maneuvers that recall the naval skirmishes of the Napoleonic Wars. Tickets are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and under. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Adventure sail 10 a.m. April 10, and 2 p.m. April 16 – A family-oriented experience with a chance for guests to help sail the ship that appeared in the 2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Tickets for the April 10 sail are just $35. Tickets for the April 16 sail are $55 adults, $45 students/seniors/active military, $35 children 12 and under.

Walk-on tours: April 9-10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; April 12-15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; April 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $3 donation per person is appreciated.

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