The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a non-profit educational organization with a mission of “preserving and promoting the cultural and maritime heritage of Delaware and the Delaware Valley for the education and enrichment of all.”
The Foundation is a volunteer-based organization that built, owns, and operates the Tall Ship of Delaware, Kalmar Nyckel.
The tall ship Kalmar Nyckel serves as a floating classroom and an inspirational platform for educational outreach. We offer people of all ages a variety of sea- and land-based learning and recreational experiences.
The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a unique resource in the greater Delaware community. We are known for innovative educational and outreach programs. We also serve as a catalyst for social and economic development in and beyond the state of Delaware.
Did you know: That Fort Christina, founded by the Swedes, was the first permanent European settlement in the entire Delaware Valley?