Replica of Columbus’ ship open for tours April 24-May 5
The Nao Santa Maria, a 200 ton replica of the ship on which Christopher Columbus first traveled to North America, arrives in St. Augustine on Tuesday, April 23, and will dock at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
As one of the historic ships built and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation, the Nao Santa Maria will be open for tours starting Wednesday, April 24, and will continue to receive visitors through Sunday, May 5 from 10:00am – 7:00pm daily. The self-guided tour includes the ship’s four decks with panels relating the history of the ship and the experience of Spanish sailors 500 years ago.
At 9:00am on Wednesday, April 24, just prior to the start of the tours, St. Augustine Mayor Tracy Upchurch will offer brief welcome remarks dockside and the public is invited to attend.
For complete information about the Nao Santa Maria and to purchase tickets for the tour, visit www.NaoSantaMaria.org and click on the St. Augustine tab.
Press release and photos from the Nao Victoria Foundation about the arrival of the Nao Santa Maria in St. Augustine.