Minnesota Sights and Views

Tall Ships Are Coming Back to Lake Superior in Duluth

See the Tall Ships Next time you stay at our Duluth Bed and BreakfastAt the very heart of Duluth is Lake Superior, the largest, and arguably the most beautiful, of the Great Lakes. Just about everywhere you go in Duluth, whether shopping, dining, or enjoying downtown, or hiking in the pristine forests surrounding the town, breathtaking views of Lake Superior are everywhere. This summer, Duluth’s harbor will transform yet again, with the awesome sight of historic tall ships pulling into town. Ship watching in Duluth is a popular pastime, but it’s made even better when the tall ships are on the horizon. Come stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Duluth this summer, and enjoy the 2019 Festival of Sail with us.

Tall Ships at the 2019 Festival of Sail in Duluth

2019’s Festival of Sail in Duluth is the perfect opportunity to watch tall ships as they sail into Duluth’s picturesque harbor. 2019’s festival will run from August 11 – 13. Throughout the festival’s three days, you’ll also be able to step onboard these historic ships, and even take a sail. This year’s festival is slated to be the largest of its type in the region, and will feature ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverage, entertainment and plenty of fun for everyone who makes their way here. There are a variety of ticket options, including single-day tickets, a multi-day pass with a cruise with Vista Fleet, a Scenic railroad ride Historic Tall Ships will pull into Duluth's Harbor During the Festival of Sail 2019combined with a multi-day ticket, onboard tour passes, and more.

A complete schedule of events is available online. The highlight of the festival includes the Grande Parade of Sail, which is from 9:00 am – 11:00 am on August 11, 2019. Afterwards, the ships open for tours throughout the evening.  On both August 12 and 13, 2019, the ships open for tours at 9am. To date, there are seven tall ships scheduled to appear in Duluth. They include the US Brig Niagara, the Schooner Appledore V, the S/V Dennis Sullivan, the Abbey Road, the Schooner Utopia, the M/V Sundew, a former US Coast Guard Cutter, and the Gerhard Folgero.

Relax in Luxury at our Boutique Inn

Whether you’re in town for one or all three days of this exciting tall ships festival, there’s nowhere better to stay than the luxury accommodations available at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast in Duluth. Each day starts with our delicious made from scratch breakfasts, which can be catered to most dietary needs, including vegan and vegetarian. The guest rooms are elegant and inviting, and just minutes from downtown activities and attractions, including the Festival of Sail. It’s the perfect escape in Duluth, but you need to act fast to enjoy it this summer.  Book your room at the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast in Duluth today.



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