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Historic Ships in Baltimore

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Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
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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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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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To see all those old ships remind me of the great history of how the US where built and all has started. Love the location and the possibility lo learn!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We utilized the Water taxi brochure which had an offer, tour four ships for the price of two. Good Deal! Visited three of the four ships. Not many people aboard the ships during the time we went. Maybe because it was hot out and the ships would be just as hot. I cannot imagine living & working like they did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To see all those old ships remind me of the great history of how the US where built and all has started. Love the location and the possibility lo learn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

really great to see something that was actually used,where men actually walked the decks,lived and worked,,even fought and died,the ships are something to see,but avoid the cold weather,,it gets very cold and windy,,spring and fall is the best time to visit,,but don't just visit the one ship,,take your time and visit them all,,,this is a history tour for sure,but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You must take in this stop during any Baltimore visit. History on display and static display/museums are well payed out to delight your history buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if only snapping photos from the pier because you're a little short on time, each of these ships are worth the stop. Make a day of touring each one below-decks, and be prepared to be impressed on how well maintained and restored each is. The docents/guides are well-informed, and you'll come away from each with a profound sense of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your down on the Harbor definitely take a look at the ships easily accessed and a nice collection of different era ships

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on the USS Constellation. It's great to see that we have 2 sailing ships from the first half of American history still floating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to check out the harbour on our way towards Philadelphia and then NYC. We toured the USS Constellation (which they were working on), then the USS Torsk submarine. Both ships were neat to go on and see how they lived and worked back in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time I explored the ships. The Sailing Vessel is a must see. You will be able to go into all of the levels of this great ship. Being a sailor I really enjoyed the exhibit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited all 4 ships back in August. This was a very good and educational trip. Military rate to visit all 5 ships is $11. Worth every penny especially if you are reviewing certain local aspects of military history or history in general.

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