HMS Bounty tall ship visiting Charleston harbor, open for tours
The HMS Bounty tall ship is docked at the Charleston Maritime Center for a weekend of tours. The ship is a replica of the British transport vessel on which an infamous mutiny occurred in Tahiti in 1789. Built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Marlon Brando, HMS Bounty sails the seas and visits ports to offer educational dockside tours. The ship also has appeared in several films, including “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”
The ship will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 children. Kids 5 and younger get in free. Ticket-holders also will be able to tour the Powder Magazine on Cumberland Street for no extra cost. The Powder Magazine was constructed in 1712, making it the oldest public building in South Carolina. All tour proceeds go to the continued support of the ship and the Powder Magazine’s 300th anniversary exhibition.