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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation

1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
+1 302-429-7447
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Tall Ship Sailing Adventure

The Kalmar Nyckel is a replica of an armed merchant ship that was originally created in 1625 in... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Raymon N
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London, United Kingdom
Small Hidden Gem in Wilmngton

Finally went to see Delaware's National Park which has the Kalmar Nyckel Museum just next door in... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
JoycelynK
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Hockessin, Delaware
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1124 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4502
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Kalmar Nyckel is a replica of an armed merchant ship that was originally created in 1625 in Amsterdam. The replica, built in 1997, sails the Chesapeake Bay and offers opportunity for visitor to explore the ship, its history and enjoy day and private sails....More

Thank Raymon N
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Finally went to see Delaware's National Park which has the Kalmar Nyckel Museum just next door in 7th Street area of Wilmington. Park was small but had interesting historical plaques bordering the site. Park interpreters were knowledgeable and friendly and pointed out the actual natural...More

Thank JoycelynK
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Colony of new Sweden I was a great deal to the ship. The original shift was lost at sea and this is a reproduction but well worth visiting. If you have time while in town take a cruise it will be an experience you will...More

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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
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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

1  Thank LAL1155
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 15 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
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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
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