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The Santa Maria's tours dramatize the daring and determination it took for Columbus and his explorers to set out on their mission. Experience the lives they led, interact with replicas of the navigational tools they used, play the games they played to pass the time.

Make your plans now to visit the world's most authentic, museum-quality replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship. Review our Tour Hours and a Map to the Santa Maria below. Find our Admission Rates, Tour Info and Directions to the right.

Santa Maria 2013 Tour Hours
Opening Day:
April 3, 2012:  Noon - 5 pm
Spring Hours
April 4 - May 26
Wed-Fri:  10 am - 3 pm
Sat-Sun:  Noon - 5 pm
Memorial Day:  Noon - 5 pm
Easter (March 31):  Closed
Summer Hours
May 27 - August 31
Wed-Fri:  10 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun:  Noon - 6 pm
July 3:  Closed
July 4:  Noon - 5 pm
Autumn Hours
September 1 - October 20
Wed-Fri:  10 am - 3 pm
Sat-Sun:  Noon - 5 pm
Labor Day:  Noon - 5 pm
Columbus Day:  Noon - 5 pm
Holiday Hours
Easter (March 31):  Closed
Memorial Day: Noon - 5 pm
July 3: Closed
July 4: Noon - 5 pm
Labor Day: Noon - 5 pm
Columbus Day: Noon - 5 pm

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Santa Maria Map & Directions
The Santa Maria is located in Battelle Riverfront Park at 25 Marconi Blvd. between Long Street and W. Broad Street on the north and south and Front Street and the Scioto River on the east and west.

From I-71 South, exit onto 670 west. Exit Third Street, turn right on Spring Street, left on Marconi Blvd.

From I-71 north or I-70 E exit on Front Street/High Street, turn left on Front, turn left on Spring Street and left again on Marconi Blvd.

From I-70 West exit Fourth Street, go straight to Front Street, turn right, turn left on Spring Street and left on Marconi Blvd.

Bus parking available in front of Battelle Park. Parking at meters on Marconi Blvd. along Battelle Park, 2 hour limit. Parking at two parking garages located on Front Street between Broad Street and Spring Street. Parking across the Scioto River at Veterans Memorial and free parking on Saturday and Sunday or evenings after 6 PM in the city lot located on Front Street across from Gay Street, (sign says permit parking only).
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Adults: $4.50
Senior Citizens: $4.00
Children (5-17): $3.50
Tours depart frequently during the Santa Maria's hours of operation. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and explore every part of this working wooden tall ship.

Nothing beats spending a sunny afternoon strolling through Battelle Riverfront Park, along the banks of the Scioto River, and touring the history of The Santa Maria. Come discover the New World, all over again!
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