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Historic Ships in Baltimore

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Address: Pier 1, 301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3134 (Formerly USS Constellation)
Phone Number: 410-539-1797
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Historic Ships in Baltimore is home port to USS Constellation, the last...

Historic Ships in Baltimore is home port to USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the US Navy, the submarine USS Torsk which sank the last two enemy combatants of WWII, USGC Cutter Taney, the last surviving vessel to witness the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, Lightship 116 Chesapeake, which marked the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. The museum is open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Tickets may be purchased on-line or at our ticket locations on Pier 1, Pier 3 or on board the USCGC Taney.

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I got to Baltimore Thursday afternoon. Walked from the Hampton Inn., about 6 blocks, to the USS Constellation. The last sailing ship of th US Navy. Spent about 2 hours exploring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got to Baltimore Thursday afternoon. Walked from the Hampton Inn., about 6 blocks, to the USS Constellation. The last sailing ship of th US Navy. Spent about 2 hours exploring this amazing ship. The guide on the deck was a treat to talk with. Extremely knowledgeable of the ship, it's history, life aboard it, and the restoration of it.... More 

Thank Hugh H
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just the thing if you are a histoy geek like me. Put your comfy shoes on lots of walking. from there go to harbor place for a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ships are a must in Baltimore! A gentleman will hire one of the guns every single day at 11:45 am to 12;00 pm, which is a pretty cool thing to witness (and hear, especially). The Constellation takes a good hour of walk on its four decks. If you have never entered a submarine, this is your chance - the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By learning the history of the ship, you appreciate American history and brings the past a little more alive. By touring the inside, you get an idea of what it would have been like to be a seafarer back then (not so luxurious!).

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The histiric ship anchored in the Baltimore harbor looks like a piece of art added to the overall beauty of inner harbor! It is a hard to find opportunity to view ships that took part in the historical wars. For a modest charge, one can see first hand the wide open deck, crew quarters, and most interestingly, the cannon that... More 

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Venus, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These old ships open the window to the past. The tour guides were great, and they took you to every nook and cranny of the ship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of four historic ships, USCGC Taney (WHEC/WPG 37), as it is known, is “The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor.” On 7 December 1986, after more than 50 years of continuous service, TANEY was decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia, and donated to the City of Baltimore to serve as a memorial and museum. A worth seeing activity which can and should... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to see the nautical history in Baltimore. Dont forget to add the lighthouse on your list as you tour the vessels.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Inner Harbor but knew nothing about it. Walking about you can't miss seeing the 4 ships. When we found we had some extra time we knew we HAD to tour the ships. To our surprise the ticket price was most reasonable. The preservation work on the ships has been outstanding. The USS Constellation looks like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the tall ships are in Baltimore, it is such a great way to spend the day. If you time it right, to see them sailing into the harbor is just beautiful. There are plenty of places to eat and to browse while waiting to see a ship up close.

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