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Bon Voyage Event!

116 S. Quaker Lane (Bus Barn)

Free event, donations onsite encouraged

Join us in saying farewell to Alexandria’s 18th-century ship as she begins one last voyage before returning to her final port! The City of Alexandria has awarded Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) Conservation Research Laboratory in College Station, Texas the contract to conserve the ship discovered by archaeologists during construction of the Hotel Indigo on the City’s historic waterfront. Once the multi-year conservation process is complete, the ship’s wooden timbers will be able to return to Alexandria for future generations to study and appreciate.

This family-friendly event will feature an opportunity to see the ship being packed for its journey to TAMU, interactive activities related to the ship and conservation process, and a ceremonial bottle breaking to celebrate the ship’s send-off.

The event is supported in part by the new Hotel Indigo! Additionally, the hotel is offering a "Save our Ship" promotion where guests can receive 15% off the room rate. A $10 donation goes to the Save Our Ship conservation fund.

Snag a late lunch or early dinner on the day of the event at Rocklands BBQ (just across the street at 25 S. Quaker Lane) – they will be contributing 20% of sales to the conservation of the ship!


Free but reservations are required. Proper footwear and close-toed shoes are recommended. Limited on-street parking is available – carpooling and public transport recommended. Reserve your tickets at Donate to Save Our Ship today!

Later Event: August 30
FOAA Summer Social