Old-fashioned ship replica ‘Pinta’ docks in Louisville this June

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A replica of one of Christopher Columbus and many other early explorers’ ships has docked in Louisville to be visited as a “floating museum.”

The replica of the “Pinta” will be docked at Louisville’s Waterfront from June 22 through July 5, according to a release.

The Pinta replica was built by Portuguese shipwrights using the same construction methods and tools that would have been used in the 15th century. It made its first debut in Brazil following three years of construction.

The original Pinta ship was the first one to sight land in the voyage to The New World on Oct. 12, 1492.

When the Pinta arrives in Louisville, guests will be able to explore the ship and learn more about how the explorers lived while discovering the globe.

The Pinta will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily when it is docked in Louisville. No reservations are necessary.

Tickets can be purchased at the ship and cost $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military and $6 for children 5-16. Children 4 and under are free.

Organizers said teachers or groups looking to schedule a private 30-minute tour can learn more here.

Dustin Vogt

Dustin Vogt

Dustin Vogt joined the digital team of WAVE News in September 2019.