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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
+1 302-429-7447
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Great tour. Next I need to sail!

I toured the Kalmar Nyckel yesterday when I was docked in Old New Castle. It was great to visit... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
New Castle, Delaware
Sailing Tour

My husband and I did a Sail this past Friday evening and it was wonderful. They were able to get... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
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1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
+1 302-429-7447
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Reviewed 10 September 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.

Thank RonB4610
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank LAL1155
Reviewed 4 August 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

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 June 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

1  Thank Eautry
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Came here to tour the ship, which I saw featured in a local magazine. The ship was closed to tours. I went thru the small exhibit they had, models of all kinds of ships. They did have a very interesting short documentary about the ship...More

Thank QGJohn
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our group toured the ship - the outside guide actually was extremely interesting with all the aspects and descriptions of the marking on the ship. Inside puzzles together how they survived on the ship daily. The museum will be nice when they have finished setting...More

1  Thank Angela H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was very disappointed in the trip as far as how far out we went. We just made a big circle in the harbor area and that was it. I thought for $60.00 per person it was a terrible price to go no further out...More

1  Thank NannyBea
Reviewed 21 August 2016 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...More

1  Thank LizzieAndSallie
Reviewed 1 July 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...More

2  Thank Ron G
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