A blast from the distant past will be opening at Ditto Landing on Sept. 26.
Replicas of two of Columbus’ ships, the Pinta and the Nina, will sail into the Huntsville-Madison County Marina and dock until their departure on Oct. 8.
These two ships are touring as new and improved ‘sailing museums,’ meticulously crafted to educate the public and school children on the Portuguese ‘caravel’ used by Columbus and many early explorers.
The public can board the ships for a self-guided tour. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for students ages 5 to 16. Children ages 4 and under are free. The ships are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Teachers or organizations who want to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should email email@example.com or call 1-787-672-2152. A minimum of fifteen people must be in each group, with admission at $5 per person.