Fodor's Expert Review The Golden Hinde
This is a full-size reconstruction of the little galleon in which the famed Elizabethan explorer Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe in 1577–80. Launched in 1973, the exact replica made one full and one partial round-the-world voyage, calling in at ports—many along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the United States—to do duty as a maritime museum. Now berthed at the St. Mary Overie Dock, the ship continues its educational purpose, complete with a "crew" in period costumes and three decks of artifacts. The puppet show and pirate training sessions are especially popular with younger visitors. There are also frequent musical evenings, several featuring sea shanty choirs. Call for information on guided tours.