Tall Ships Festival
4th of July Weekend
Annapolis, MD

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Join the Historic Tall Ships

July 2nd to July 5th

for an unforgettable 4th of July weekend in Annapolis, MD.

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The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM), National Park Service – Chesapeake Chapter, and the City of Annapolis

invite Tall Ships to celebrate

the 4th of July and the re-opening of Annapolis.

tall ship providence with full sails

Homeport: Alexandria, Virginia

Rig: Square Topsail Sloop

Captain: Sam Dinsmore

Tall ship Providence provides a living link to our rich maritime, naval, and Revolutionary history. Providence is a reproduction of the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and Captain John Paul Jones’ first American command.

Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland

Rig: Square-Topsail Schooner

Captain: Jan Miles

Pride of Baltimore II’s mission is to educate the public on Maryland’s maritime history, tradition, and commerce opportunities.

Homeport: Annapolis, Maryland

Rig: Sloop-rigged with centerboard

Captain: Rick Flamand

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events.

Deck Tours: Pride of Baltimore II, Providence and Wilma Lee

Advance & onsite sales: $18 for an adult, $10 for children 5-17, $0 for children under 5

Some ships will be unavailable to tour at certain times due to sailing schedule (please reference the list of sails below).  A tour ticket is good all day while the ships are open for deck tours.

Saturday, July 3 2021

  • Pride:  10:00am-2:30pm
  • Providence: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Wilma Lee: 10:00am-2:30pm

Sunday, July 4 2021

  • Pride: 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Providence: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wilma Lee: 10:00am-12:30pm

Monday, July 5 2021

  • Pride:  1:30pm-4:00pm
  • Providence: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wilma Lee: 10:00am-2:30pm

Daily Sails: Pride of Baltimore II, Providence & Wilma Lee

Advance & onsite sales: $45 for an adult, $25 for children

Saturday, July 3 2021

  • Pride: 3:30-5:30pm & 6:00-8:00pm
  • Wilma Lee: 3:30-5:30pm
  • Providence: 4:00-6:00pm & 6:30-8:30pm

Sunday, July 4 2021

  • Pride: 1:00-3:00pm & 3:30-5:30pm
  • Wilma Lee: 12:30-2:30pm & 3:00-5:00pm
  • Providence: 1:30-3:30pm & 4:00-6:00pm

Monday, July 5 2021

  • Pride: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Wilma Lee: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Providence: 10:30am-12:30pm

Dockside View of the Fireworks: Pride of Baltimore II, Providence or Wilma Lee

Sunday, July 4th

Advance & onsite sale: $75 per person

  • 8:00-10:00pm – includes beer, wine & hors d’oeuvres
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Information Booth And Ticket Sales

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, July 2-5 2021

Tickets will be available for advance purchase online and onsite.

If you have purchased your tour tickets online, please go to Will Call at the Information Booth to check in and receive a color-coded bracelet that will be your pass to board all three ships. Ticket purchasers must tour all three ships on the same day.

If you have purchased advanced tickets for a sail, you must go to Will Call at the Information Booth to check in and receive a color-coded bracelet that will be your pass to board for your cruise. Check in for cruises start 30 minutes before cruise departure. All guests must check in at least 10 minutes before sail departure time.

Merchandise for all three vessels will be available at the Information Booth, which is located at Susan Campbell Park, pick up from original content.

The Information Booth will be located at Susan Campbell Park, City Dock and Burtis House Docks: 1 Dock Street Annapolis, MD 21401.

  • Friday: 3:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 2nd

  • 4:00–5:30 PM: Tall Ships enter Annapolis Harbor, followed by a Welcome Party at Susan Campbell Park, featuring Benfield Brass Band and Sea Scout Ship 1959 – Seafarers will provide the Honor Guard

 

  • 5:30 PM: Welcome Remarks from Alice Estrada of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, with remarks from The Honorable Sarah Elfreth (MD State Senator), The Honorable Shanika Henson (MD State Delegate), The Honorable Dana Jones (MD State Delegate), Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Wendy O’Sullivan of National Park Service

Saturday, July 3rd

  • Dockside tours and daily sails throughout the day aboard all three ships
  • Conversations with the Captains in Susan Campbell Park- TBD

Sunday, July 4th

  • Dockside tours and daily sails throughout the day aboard all three ships
  • 8:00-10:00 PM: Dockside views of fireworks show aboard all three ships

Monday, July 5th

  • Dockside tours and daily sails throughout the day aboard all three ships
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REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

All ticket purchases are final and nonrefundable unless a tour or cruise is canceled or delayed. All ticket prices include a $1.50 processing fee, so while we can refund the cost of a ticket, we cannot refund the fee for processing either the purchase or the refund.

In the event that we are unable to host a scheduled tour or cruise every effort will be made to reschedule. If that is not possible, a refund will be issued within 72 hours for the original ticket price (minus a $3 processing fee) via the means of purchase (i.e., credit card or Pay Pal). Ticket prices include a $1.50 processing fee, so while we can refund the cost of a ticket, we cannot refund the fee for processing either the purchase or the refund.

For Cruises that are delayed for less than an hour, no refunds will be issued.

For Cruises that must be shortened due to weather concerns, if at least one hour of the cruise has taken place before the Captain decides the ship must return to the dock, the cruise will be considered to have taken place and no refunds will be issued. If less than one hour of the cruise has taken place, we will issue a refund within 72 hours for 50% of the original ticket price (minus a $3 processing fee) via the means of purchase (i.e., credit card or Pay Pal).

If a Cruise must be shortened due to passenger misbehavior, no refunds will be issued.

We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone deemed intoxicated.

Weapons of any kind are prohibited aboard the ship.

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