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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
+1 302-429-7447
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Went here with a large group. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was a look back into history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol M
Fountain, Florida
World Class Ship Museum

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a must see in the city of Wilmington. Located on the 7th Street... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
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1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 June 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...More

Thank scorpio117
Reviewed 5 May 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.

2  Thank craighusted
Reviewed 26 October 2015

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

2  Thank Nancy H
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