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Historic Ships in Baltimore

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Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
As featured in 3 Days in Baltimore and 2 other guides
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Address: 301 E Pratt St Pier 1, Baltimore, MD 21202-3134 (Formerly USS Constellation)
Phone Number: 410-539-1797
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Must go in Baltimore

This is the must go spot in Baltimore. It is a beautiful and peaceful harbor. It is a great experience to walk there or find a restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter begged me to rent a dragon paddle boat for the 4 of us. Here's what went wrong. The 6 and 5 year old's legs were too short to reach the peddles, at 6'3", my legs are too long for max power and my wife wisely sat in the back. The wind was blowing in and we ere being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the must go spot in Baltimore. It is a beautiful and peaceful harbor. It is a great experience to walk there or find a restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a self-guided experience of a few historic ships. Not much to see, I wish there was some kids of short audio tour or something. But kids still had fun climbing old ships.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Climbing aboard the historic ships is an absolute can't miss activity while at the Inner Harbor. It's fun for kids, the crews are friendly, and you might even learn something on the tours. Every summer, other ships come to the harbor and usually allow visitors to climb aboard and check them out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great ship tour. You have multiple eras with tall triple masted schooner, coast gaurd cutter, and even a WWll submarine! You need to buy tickets buts it's not super expensive and you will get a good amount of history for that ticket. This was my second time doing this tour in the last 10 years. The ships are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worthwhile walking around looking at the tall mast ships. Sometimes there is a visiting foreign ship in the Harbour. Worth the expense of going on board one for a tour but only one. Rest can be viewed from pier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are four ships to visit in the Inner Harbor, but we opted for just touring the USS Constellation. It was so interesting; they even shot a cannon off the bow! The ship has massive cannons on the 2nd deck, it was amazing to see the crew's quarters (officers had rooms, sailors had hammocks!!). It was an extremely hot day... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to check out one of the ships while trying to kill some time at the harbor. It was August so we figured it would be hot on the ship but we asked the employee who told us many of the areas were air conditioned, but he must be crazy because it was very hot on the ship -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two girls (8 & 12) and a boy (12) who all loved the entire thing. We did all of the ships/sub, but the lighthouse was closed. All three loved all aspects, they thought it was interesting and had a great time laughing. Bonus was that there was a naturalization ceremony going on at the sub, and we were able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was VERY interesting. My favorite was the old war ship. It was amazing to see how people on the ship lived. There was also a submarine to tour, a Coast Guard ship (the last survivor of Pearl Harbor, and an old light ship. You can walk all over these four ships. I think it was worth the ticket price.

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