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Historic Ships in Baltimore

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Neighborhood: Inner Harbor
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Address: Pier 1, 301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3134 (Formerly USS Constellation)
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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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We purchased the full ticket the day before. The man at the desk was one of the rudest humans alive. He didn't want to be disturbed. When we went we realized we were sold the... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We purchased the full ticket the day before. The man at the desk was one of the rudest humans alive. He didn't want to be disturbed. When we went we realized we were sold the wrong ticket. They were totally unwilling to do anything about it. We still enjoyed 2 ships and the lighthouse.

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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Due to the beautiful weather and my step daughter twisting our arms we did the 4 historic ships in Baltimore. It was awesome! I don't recommend for anyone who has issues with tight spaces and stairs. Some of the ships required you to go down stairs like a ladder backwards and the submarine holes to fit through were very small!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Very cool to see. Could take most of the day if one sees all 4 ships with in walking distance. Many things to do in the area and even able to catch a ball game near by. The Constellation has a lengthy history in the Navy and is a great experience. Do the powder monkey tour if you can.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Came by the Harbourside by luck, were happy to see the ship so close up. Very vibrant area for tourists, a must see in Baltimore.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

This day the ship was in its slip looking magnificent and majestic. It was alone in the small inner harbor port. It was green. I couldn't see a name on it. I can say however that it was huge and it's sails were large and quite impressive. I look forward to going back in Spring when hopefully we can see... More 

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Actually bought a ticket for all 4 ships, however, was not able to see all 4, BUT the ticket is good for a year. They also offier Military discounts which is also a good incentive.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

We really enjoyed walking and seeing the craftmanship of the ships. Children will enjoy the time.The ships are amazing.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed. You could visit two ships for $15 or spend $18 to see more. The tickets were even good for a year if you didn't get to see them all the same day! This is a must see tourist attraction!

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Durham, NC
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

For $15/person you can select 2 ships to visit - we chose the Constellation - the beautiful civil war era wooden pirate ship looking vessel, and the lighthouse, which actually turned out not to need a ticket. Wonderful historical experience complete with free audio equipment - interesting to see the difference rank brings - sailors sleep in hammocks with no... More 

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Reviewed February 7, 2017

The facts: Site consists of 4 ships and a lighthouse. Lighthouse always free. Ship tickets can be purchased for 1, 2 or 4 ship visits. USS Constellation (tall ship) has had special events throughout the day and took the longest to see it all (several hours). The USS Torsk (sub) took the shortest time (1 hour max) to visit no... More 

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