War of 1812 Replica Ship at D.C.'s Navy Yard for visitors to tour

The Pride of Baltimore II sails in. (AP photo)

WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) -- The Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction privateer from the War of 1812 era, is visiting the Washington Navy Yard through Monday.

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The ship will be moored next to the destroyer USS Barry, the Washington Navy Yard's museum display ship.

There will be free tours for Yard personnel and the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.

To see the ship, take Metro rail to the Navy Yard stop or park at The Yards and take the Anacostia Riverwalk.

The 100-foot ship's visit is helping commemorate the bicentennial of "The Star-Spangled Banner," penned by Francis Scott Key during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore.