Columbus Santa Maria Mission
The Santa Marias threefold mission is to serve these purposes:
The Santa Maria commemorates and interprets the first European voyage to America by
Christopher Columbus, the sailing and operation of the traditional square-rigged sailing
vessels, which made the voyage, and the culture and life of the crew abroad these vessels.
The Santa Maria is a educational museum to be used to teach the importance and impact of
the first voyage and the technology of the square-rigged ship through educational programs
and experiences which are offered to school children, families, and adults.
The Santa Maria serves as the flagship of Columbus, Ohio, the largest city in the world
named for Christopher Columbus, and encourages visitation to the riverfront and other
central Ohio destinations.
Santa Marias missions are to be accomplished through the exhibition and operation
of the ship, and by using the ship as the focal point for special programs and events.
SANTA MARIA CONTACT INFORMATION
Columbus Santa Maria
1111 E. Broad Street LL
Columbus, Ohio 43205
614-645-8760 Fax: 614-228-4771
The Santa Maria Ship &
25 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
(not a mailing address, ship location only)
At the corner of Marconi &
West Broad Street, at Batelle Riverfront Park.