Red Oak Victory to reopen for Mother’s Day breakfast

Photos courtesy of Kathy Chouteau.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Red Oak Victory has announced that it will reopen to the public on Mother’s Day Sun., May 9. The ship will be welcoming visitors that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a “BYOB—Bring Your Own Breakfast” celebration on its deck. Masks and social distancing are required.

“We cannot do the traditional breakfast service this year due to COVID restrictions, but we will have all the tables and chairs set up on deck,” stated ship officials.

Admission for the Mother’s Day event is $10 for visitors 12 and over and $5 for children under 12.  Besides entry onto the ship, the fee includes a self-guided tour brochure “that sends you on a tour route which minimizes overlap between groups to keep you safe,” per Red Oak Victory officials.

Admission tickets including a docent-led tour of the whole ship—including the engine room—are also available for $20. The docent-led tours begin at 10:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and participants must be at least 12 years old.

For those wanting to treat their mothers to some Red Oak Victory gear on Mother’s Day, the ship will have its store open and stocked with hats, sweatshirts and other logo-wear.

The Red Oak Victory, a restored, WWII Victory ship, is located at 1337 Canal Blvd. in Richmond. To purchase tickets, click here. Learn more about the ship here.