Santa Maria Replica Ship to Visit Newburyport

The Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport, MA, will welcome the 200-ton Spanish tall ship Nao Santa Maria, a replica of Columbus’s Santa Maria, to the waterfront for nine days beginning Friday, May 31.

The Nao Santa Maria is a replica of the historic vessel that carried Columbus and his crew to the New World in 1492

The vessel will be open for public tours, beginning Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm and running through the week.

Local school groups will also be boarding the ship Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7.

Tickets to all of the public events will go on sale for Custom House members on Friday, May 3, and will be made available to the public at the museum’s store and online at on Saturday, May 4.