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Tall Ship Godspeed Arrives In Alexandria

Posted on Oct 11,2018
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,

By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Tall ship Godspeed has arrived in Alexandria a day earlier than anticipated to avoid poor sailing weather. Godspeed, a recreation of one of the ships that brought colonists to Jamestown, sailed in Wednesday evening past George Washington's Mount Vernon and docked at at the City of Alexandria Marina near the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The tall ship arrival is part of the Portside in Old Town series from Friday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 14. The ship will be open to the public for free tours 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours are first come, first served.

Tours of tall ship Godspeed are accompanied by special exhibits highlighting Jamestown's history as well as Virginia's 1619 American Evolution commemoration. The ship last visited Alexandria in 2006 as part of the celebration of Jamestown's 400th anniversary, as well as in 2008 and 2011.

The Portside in Old Town festival will also offer a waterfront beer garden from Port City Brewing Company, a pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso, live music, art, fitness and more. The event will happen at Waterfront Park (1A Prince Street) and the Alexandria City Marina (0 Cameron Street).

Godspeed came to Alexandria from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where it was docked for Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore on Oct. 3-7. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, which runs tall ship Godspeed and its home of the Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, will also hold an American Evolution commemoration in 2019 to mark the 400th anniversary of key historical events from 1619.

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