CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships — the Nina and the Pinta — made their way Thursday to Charleston, where they’ll be docked for more than a week, giving residents the chance to tour the historically accurate ships.
The Columbus Foundation — which takes the ships “all over the Western Hemisphere,” according to its website — brought the ships to Haddad Riverfront Park. They’ll be open for tours starting today, every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 25. The ships will leave town early the morning of Oct. 26.
No reservations are needed for tours. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children ages 5 to 16 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Teachers or others who want to schedule a group tour can call 787-672-2152 or visitwww.ninapinta.org. Groups must have at least 15 people, and the cost is $5 per person.