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Historic Reencacment Tours Aboard USS Olympia This Weekend

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Reenactor Max Kaiserman will lead visitors through the history of the USS Olympia. (credit: KYW's Karin Phillips)

Reenactor Max Kaiserman will lead visitors through the history of the USS Olympia. (credit: KYW’s Karin Phillips)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - This Friday through Sunday, the living history crew aboard the USS Olympia will give visitors a historical look back at life on the Spanish-American war cruiser.

Max Kaiserman, bosun mate reenactor aboard the USS Olympia, one of the members of the historic warship’s Living History Crew, portray sailors and Marines who served on the Olympia during the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Kaiserman says visitors to the ship docked at Penn’s Landing will step into a Victorian era time capsule.

“Certain parts of the ship are off-limits during regular business hours. The engineer room, for instance, which is a national historic engineering landmark. The engineer rooms are available to see over the weekend. That’s a rare treat.”

The Olympia’s Living History Weekend runs Saturday through Monday.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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