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Visit the Nao TRINIDAD Tall Ship in BR!

Experience what 16th-Century life was like aboard the tall ship Nao TRINIDAD when it visits The USS KIDD Veterans Museum this month!

The ship will be open for public tours from March 13-25 on the downtown riverfront, allowing families to tour four decks and learn about seamanship directly from the crew. 

According to a press release from The USS KIDD Veterans Museum, “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. Five Naos departed from Sevilla, but only two made it to the Spice Islands, Nao TRINIDAD was one of them. Completed after 14 months of construction on March 11, 2018, the replica Nao TRINIDAD weighs 200 gross tons, is 93 feet in length with a 26 feet beam. The three masts carry five sails, with the mainmast being more than 82 feet high. The hull contains five decks and was constructed of tropical Iroko (African hardwood) and pinewood.”

Nao TRINIDAD will be moored alongside USS KIDD during the ship’s stay in Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25 per person (children under five years old with an adult are free) and include access to the USS KIDD Veterans Museum and both ships. This is a multi-day event. Tickets are available only at the entrance to the USS KIDD Veterans Museum on the day of visit. For more information, visit

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