Join us in New London for Summer Voyages
to Aug 25

Join us in New London for Summer Voyages

Discovering Amistad is excited to invite you aboard the tall ship Amistad for sails and dockside visits at the Custom House Pier in New London, Conn.

August 19 to 25


Dockside Tours

Monday, August 19
and Wednesday, August 21 –12 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday, August 23 – 12 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunset Sails

Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24

at 5:30

Sunday, August 25
at 3 p.m.

Ticket cost is $40 for adults
$25 for children 8 to 12

Ticket registration required

Sails are 2 1/2 hours and can accommodate 42 guests age 10 and older. All guests are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. It is important to be prompt, because we don’t want to leave anyone behind at the dock or keep our guests waiting on our departure. Unfortunately, we may have last-minute cancellations due to weather.

What to bring: It gets cooler once we are out sailing, and weather can change quickly once we are out on the water. Please bring a warm layer (fleece or sweater), a water-resistant shell or rain jacket for wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. We also suggest bringing sunscreen and a water bottle.

In case of rain and to check on sail status, please call 475-238-4906 two hours prior to your scheduled sail.

Food and drink may be brought on the sail, but please, no glass aboard.

Reservations must be made by 12 noon the day before the sail.

All sails require a minimum of 8 guests. In the event this is not met, you will be notified the day prior to your scheduled sail and we will issue you a full refund.

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Educators Appreciation Sail on the Amistad
to Jun 21

Educators Appreciation Sail on the Amistad

ATTN Teachers: Sail for FREE

Sail aboard the historic vessel Amistad on June 20 or June 21 at no charge.  Enjoy a sunset sail on Long Island Sound and learn about the story of the Amistad and issues of Social Justice.  Connect with other educators and teachers and share ideas.  For more information, contact Jason Hine at

Reserve your boarding pass at

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Come tour the Amistad at New Haven's 2019 Arts & Ideas
to Jun 15

Come tour the Amistad at New Haven's 2019 Arts & Ideas

The Amistad is taking part in the International Festival of Arts & Ideas with dockside tours (free of charge) at Amistad Pier, Long Wharf Drive in New Haven.

Tours will take place both on the following days:

Wednesday, June 12 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Friday, June 14 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 15 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

For reservations and tickets, visit 

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended. A limited number of walk-up spaces will be available. Check the website for availability.

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Justice & Faith: Hartford's First Black Church 1819-2019
12:00 PM12:00

Justice & Faith: Hartford's First Black Church 1819-2019

For two hundred years, African Americans — both enslaved and free — have maintained a vital community of worship in Hartford. The Talcott Street Church also provided a safe haven to speak out and organize around American slavery, the primary moral issue of the day.

As the church grew, it became the home of women and men who were powerful examples of faith-based justice, including James Mars, Rebecca Primus, Rev. James Pennington, and Ann Plato. Today, Faith Congregational Church continues this proud and unbroken history.

Join historian, Steve Thornton, founder of the Shoeleather History Project, as he introduces some of these fascinating figures and uncovers previously unknown stories that are relevant to our times.

This event is free to attend and registration is not required, but is encouraged, for this Conversations at Noon program. Register for the program HERE.

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Discovering Amistad is holding our second annual Teachers Appreciation Sail
10:00 AM10:00

Discovering Amistad is holding our second annual Teachers Appreciation Sail

Teachers throughout the state are invited to join our crew and educators for a sail to recognize your dedication to Connecticut's students! In addition to enjoying a complementary sail aboard the replica of the Amistad,  teachers will learn about incorporating the historic story of the ship and its legacy into classrooms.

Saturday, September 15
​​​​​​​from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note: Location for the sail has been changed from Bridgeport to Long Wharf Pier in New Haven

More details here >>


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A Workshop in Hartford: Unpacking Privilege
5:30 PM17:30

A Workshop in Hartford: Unpacking Privilege

“Privilege” is a term people use in conversations about race, gender, and class. What is privilege and how does it create and perpetuate inequity?

Learn more at this hands-on workshop with Discovering Amistad Board member Troy Brown, Manager, Training and Multicultural Affairs, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Troy Brown

Troy Brown

The workshop is presented free of charge thanks to members, donors, and sponsors.

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