Hours, rates & directions -- everything you
need to know to plan your adventure.
Tour the world's most authentic, museum-quality
replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship.
Corporate and Group meetings, outings,
functions, ship rentals and overnights.
Group and school tours create a wonderful opportunity for
visitors to experiencehistory for themselves!
Challenge yourself aboard the Santa Maria
for a night of adventure exploring the life of a 15th century sailor!
Special Events abound at the Santa
Maria and the surrounding downtown area.
Browse Santa Maria photos, sketches
and historical documentation.
Find out more about the
organizations and individuals that keep the Santa Maria an historic centerpiece of the
Special Thank You Maintenance
funding is covered in part from a grant through the Gordon Chandler
The Columbus Foundation.
An additional Thank You goes to Sherwin-Williamsfor donating the paint for the ship.
NOTICE: The Santa Maria ship Museum
is currently closed during reconstruction of the Scioto River and the GreenWay Dam Project. She will reopen
in Spring 2016. We continue to hold events and fundraisers while she is closed.
THE WORLD WAS FOREVER CHANGED when, in 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail
searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria, a 98-foot wooden
"nao", or typical cargo ship.
More than 500 years later, you can tour the world's most authentic, museum-quality replica of Christopher
Columbus' flagship. Guided tours dramatize the daring and determination it took for these explorers to set
out on their mission. Fascinating displays show the far-ranging impact of the encounter of
two worlds that existed in 1492.
FRANKLIN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD ART GRANT! A special thank you goes out to the Ohio Alliance for
Art Education and Arts in Ohio for the Franklin County Neighborhood Art Grant to sponsor our 10th
Annual Gospel Sail-a-Bration!
More Info & Application Teen Tour Guides:Must be at least 13 years of age. Must work two weekends a month and at least one day
a week during the summer. Give tours to the public. A good opportunity to develop communication skills. Adult Tour Guides:18 years of age or older, must have a background check. Give tours to the public. Weekend
and weekday opportunities are available. Maintenance Volunteers:Must have a background check. Should have some wood working skills but not required.
Available to work on weekends. Some projects can be done at home or in the maintenance building i.e. prop repairs,
refinishing blocks and tackles etc. Painting and cleaning are also part of the maintenance work. Grant Writers:Must have experience in Searching and writing grants. Help find funds to operate and/or
restore/repair the ship or enhance our current programming etc. Fundraising:Have experience in fundraising. Seek out opportunities for the ship.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES-
More Info & Application Clean-up around the park and waterways:Pick up trash from the park area, sweep the pavement down by the ship, and
clean the waterway using the canoe to reach floating debris. No age requirement. Half a day’s work. Needs to be done
in late March, early June and in September. Ship clean-up:Washing down the ship decks. Cleaning the scuppers (drains along the ship’s decks) and along
the ribs of the ship with a toothbrush to remove any deposits. Spider web removal from the decks and deck supports.
Minor ship repairs or painting. All ages. Half day of work. Needs to be done monthly. Maintenance and Repairs:The things that need to be done vary greatly from time to time. Some require wood working
skills; some are labor intensive i.e. such as caulking the decks Length of time can fluctuate according to the job.
This is an ongoing job. Event Workers:We hold events through out the season, some requiring help to set up or take down tables, chairs,
tents etc. or work concession stands. Contact the office or email us about current opportunities. During the Columbus
Arts Festival and Navigation Sunday we need scouts to help with making wooden boats for young kids.
No age requirements.
CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO THE 11th ANNUAL
Thank you in advance for helping to keep this special event afloat!! Sponsored
by the Santa Maria Ship Museum & JAMCo
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Adult and teen volunteers are needed. For a fun, educational experience, the Santa Maria is looking for tours guides,
special event volunteers, carpenters, and maintenance people. Volunteer application available in Adobe PDFFormat.
CHILDREN'S PIRATE BIRTHDAY PARTY!
The Santa Maria pirate party is an absolute one-of-a-kind birthday experience that no child will ever forget. Complete with
games, a tour of the ship, pirate hats, goody bags, cake and punch, this one and a half hour children's party is an
incredible bargain at just $295.00 for up to 20 guests.
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Each additional child is $15. Call 614.645.8760 for
more information and to reserve your birthday date...TODAY!
Santa Maria 2014
Calendar of Events
The Santa Maria Golf Outing 2014: Event has been cancelled