Our Floating Classroom

Community Programs: Adult Learning

The steamer VIRGINIA V is the largest operational wooden steamboat in the United States and is a unique educational tool for learning maritime skills and operations. Adult programs offer hands-on lessons in seamanship, engineering, and more. We are committed to serving our community by providing operational training on the SS VIRGINIA V. 

Adult Programs

Deckhand Certification

Ages: 16 and up 

Duration: TBD

Date: 2024 Dates TBD

This adult program teaches participants the skills needed to perform as a deckhand on the VIRGINIA V and similar vessels. Skills covered will included knot tying, line handling, communication, and more. For additional information, please contact Debra Alderman debra@virginiav.org.


  • $0 per particpant

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