The beloved tall ship Lady Washington returns to her home state this month and will be docked at Tacoma’s Foss Waterway Seaport Museum from June 13 to June 24 before departing for Westport on June 25. Visitors can hop aboard for educational programs, vessel tours, and sailing trips; dates and times vary, so be sure to check up on her schedule before making the journey.
This wood-hulled replica of the first ship to make West Coast landfall in the 18th century was built in 1989 in Aberdeen, Washington, to commemorate the centennial of Washington’s statehood. She’s somewhat of a celebrity, with screen time in Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek: Generations, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and many more.
During weekends when the Lady Washington is at port, visitors can hop aboard the tall ship for ticketed Adventure Sails and Evening Sails, with occasional special events. Vessel tours take place Friday through Sunday for a $5 suggested donation. She’s also available for private charters. Tickets, information, crewing and membership opportunities, and more can be found at historicalseaport.org.