Sultana Sessions

All Ages / FREE! / 7:00pm Every Other Thursday, March – May Join us LIVE for “Sultana Sessions”, SEF’s new free speaker series exploring a variety of Chesapeake Bay topics in history, humanities, ecology and current events. Interact with staff, special guest speakers and take part in a post program Q&A panel. This program is great for any age and will take place every other Thursday at 7pm through Facebook Live. So sit back, grab some popcorn, relax and enjoy! […]

Sultana Downrigging

Event Details to be Announced this Summer! Tall Ships and Bluegrass are at the heart of Sultana’s annual Downrigging festival. Hosted at the end of the schooner SULTANA’s sailing season (late October or early November), Downrigging attracts thousands of visitors to Chestertown to sail on the assembled fleet of ships, listen to great music, attend lectures and art exhibits, eat and drink local fare, watch fireworks, and support the Sultana Education Foundation’s educational programs for the public. Downrigging Website

Family Paddles

Ages 3+ / Free – $150* / 2-3 Hours  *Email for Details May thru October Family paddles are an incredible way to get outside of the house this summer in a safe and fun way for kids, adults and friend groups. Explore, fish, seine for critters, or just mosey down the river…it is completely up to you and your party. Morning, afternoon or evening, our staff is happy to accommodate the needs of each group. Excursions are limited to 9 […]

Toddler Time

Ages 3-5 / FREE! Check back Fall 2021 for Schedule & Details Toddler Time lets children explore the natural world through stories, songs, games, crafts and interactions with wildlife – all led by SEF’s professional staff. Held most Friday mornings from late fall through early spring, Toddler Time is both educational and FUN! Due to the program’s popularity and prepwork we ask that participants (guardians and children) pre-register prior to each session via the link provided by our staff. If […]

Public Sails

Ages 5+ / $30 per / 2 Hours Maintenance & Operations Expected to Continue June 2021, Stay Tuned for Scheduling & Tickets! A trip on the 1768 schooner SULTANA is a great way to experience the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using SULTANA’s seven-foot tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks. Sultana Education Foundation will offer special and full-day sails to organizations and groups, prices for these trips […]

Public Paddles

Ages 12+ / $30 / 2.5 Hours May thru October Join our staff for a unique kayak excursion on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail featuring pristine wetlands full of plants, animals and scenic views. Paddles will highlight organisms and historic landmarks at each site. Kayaks and gear are provided. Minimum age to participate is 12, and 8 participants maximum. SEF is following social distancing and cleaning guidelines. Public Paddles are offered in Partnership with the National Park […]