Free tours of Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry
Free tours of Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry for Newport International Boat Show ticket holders
Thursday - Sunday, Sept. 14-17, 2017
10 am - 6 pm (except Sunday 10 am to 5 pm)
Perry Mill Wharf, adjacent to the Newport Yachting Center
The 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open for free tours to all Newport International Boat Show ticket holders from 10 am - 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 and from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Sept.17. She will be berthed at Perry Mill Wharf, next to the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport.
More than 1,000 visitors toured the ship over Labor Day Weekend at Fort Adams State Park, where the ship berths while not underway for its education-at-sea programs. The largest privately-funded, actively sailing civilian Tall Ship in the U.S., Perry also is Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel. Support from charitable, corporate and marine industry partnerships as well as private donations help fund sail trainee scholarships, partnerships with public schools, youth organizations, and activities that ensure wide public access to Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s offerings.
(release from Oliver Hazard Perry)