2017 Lecture Series Continues: Blackbeard and His Flagship QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE
Who was Blackbeard? What do we REALLY know about his flagship, the QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE? Join us as we welcome Dr. Paul Fontenoy, North Carolina's leading maritime historian and archaeologist, as he discusses facts that are more exciting than any Hollywood Fiction!
Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns, Satuday, July 8th!
The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is excited to announce the return of the Wilmington Pirate Festival! Join us at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Fort Christina Park for a day full of pirate demonstrations, children's activities, and local food trucks.
"Wilmington-Industrial Powerhouse", Our New Permanent Exhibit, Featured on WDEL
Thank you to WDEL and reporter Shelby Vaccaro for visiting our new permanent exhibit prior to its official opening and discussing its importance with Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's Director of Education, Sam Heed!
Rent the Copeland Maritime Center For Your Private Event!
The Copeland Maritime Center is the perfect venue for your private gala, party, wedding, or event reception. A replica of the ship's Main Deck, the Forney boat collection, and other unique exhibits provide an ideal backdrop for any gathering. Select the caterer of your choice to complete your perfect evening! Also available for meetings.
Or Charter Kalmar Nyckel
The Tall Ship of Delaware is available for private parties and corporate outings. Call now to reserve your sail.
Visit the Copeland Maritime Center
The Copeland Maritime Center is open for self-guided tours Mondays - Fridays from 2 pm - 4:30 pm or by appointment weekdays, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 youth 6-17 (age 0-5 is free).