Tour the tall ship Nao Trinidad at the Baton Rouge riverfront starting Monday

Tour the tall ship Nao Trinidad at the Baton Rouge riverfront starting Monday
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What was life like aboard a 16th-century tall ship?

Visitors can get a bit of an idea when the Nao Trinidad docks at the downtown riverfront on Monday. The vessel will be moored next to the USS Kidd; the Kidd Veterans Museum is hosting the visit.

“The Nao Trinidad is a Spanish-built replica of the 16th-century flagship of the Magellan-Elcano expedition, the first to sail around the world,” according to a news release. “The original was the flagship of the Armada del Maluco (1519-1522), captained by Ferdinand Magellan. Five Naos (a ship that combined the design elements of both Mediterranean and Northern European-style ships) departed from Sevilla, but only two made it to the Spice Islands; Nao Trinidad was one of them.”

The replica’s visit to America celebrates 500 years since the world’s first circumnavigation of the globe.

From Monday-Saturday, March 25, tours of the ship’s four decks will give a glimpse into 16th-century life and how it is to live on a historical ship today.

“They will be able to learn about seamanship directly from the crew, who will have many amazing experiences from their long voyages to share,” the release also says.

Tickets are $25 per person; children under 5 with an adult are admitted free. The fee covers access to the USS Kidd Veterans Museum and both ships.

The museum will be open for special engagement hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note that the opening date may change due to weather possibly impacting the Nao Trinidad’s arrival.

As this is a multiday event, tickets are available only at the entrance to the Veterans Museum on the day of visit.


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