The Sea Is Calling

See the West Coast’s tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, with your own eyes. Your next adventure can be a weekend sail, hands-on history for kids, or starting your maritime career. It all starts here. Learn. Sail. Discover.

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Lady Washington in:

 Newport Beach, CA

Hawaiian Chieftain is in:

 Newport Beach, CA

A High Seas Quest in Newport Beach!

There are few places better to spend the cold winter months than sunny Newport Beach, California! Lady Washington just completed her visit to Newport Sea Base to coincide with the annual Christmas Boat Parade, and she will be joined by Hawaiian Chieftain for a return...

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Wildfire Season: What You Need to Know Before Your Sail

Annual wildfires in the West are becoming the new normal. As communities in Northern and Southern California are beginning the recovery process from this Autumn's devastating wildfires, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is keeping our friends and supporters in these...

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Hawaiian Chieftain Hosts Hidden History Programs

The Columbia River region has been the setting of remarkable events in American history. From Robert Gray's explorations, to Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, to John Jacob Astor's ill-fated fur empire, history is on full display in the communities on the...

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Each year we engage thousands of students in our one-of-a-kind educational field trip, Voyage of Explorers. Our hands-on maritime heritage program provides inquiry-based lessons that begin in the classroom and conclude with unforgettable activities aboard the tall ships. Voyage of Explorers is aligned with the Common Core Curriculum Standards for grades 4-6 and can be booked year round at any port we visit.


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