Alexandria, VA–Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, sailed into Alexandria around 4:30 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
The tall ship is in town to host public tours and school field trips and raise awareness of the 400th anniversary of 1619 events that shaped American history.
The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, is a national observance of the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 and continue to influence America today. The 2019 Commemoration is a sub-agency of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia that administers Jamestown Settlement.
The Godspeed will be docked at the City of Alexandria Marina near the Torpedo Factory Art Center as part of the Portside in Old Town Festival. The ship will be open for public deck tours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, October 12, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.
The ship last visited Alexandria in 2011.
Learn more about the Godspeed fall voyage and public tour times at https://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement/jamestown-ships/.
(PHOTOS BY @RITA MATTIA/RITA RESTORES)