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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: Pier 1, 301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3134 (Formerly USS Constellation)
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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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Not as big as HMS Victory but yo ucan see the hull

Really well organized and very unique to be able to go to the bottom deck and see the hull. Even had a live cannon firing!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Really well organized and very unique to be able to go to the bottom deck and see the hull. Even had a live cannon firing!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Originally planned to spent a couple of hours visiting the ships but ended up spending nearly 5 hours visiting all four. USS Constellation has been well preserved and has knowledgeable staff and demonstrations. The free audio tour is excellent along with the displays and narratives on the ship. The Chesapeake was a lighthouse ship. This could do with an overhaul... More 

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved touring the ships in the harbor. History from times long gone by and a little more up to date as well. It is a great way to share American history with family while enjoying yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

Amazing! The ships on display are just amazing! They have been meticulously maintained and preserved. A must see for the maritime enthusiast!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a self tour, for free they give you an audio tour device and punch in the number for the stations and get the info. When you go below deck watch your head, the ceiling is cramped. When you go down to the bottom deck it is very hot. Lots of interesting items, tons of historical information.

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Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited all 4 ships with my husband and 3 boys (10,8,8). We had a great time!!! Every ship was so rich in history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

These ships are history itself. In a time before airplanes and metal plated hulls, ships creaked and made time according to wind and tide. You can smell the salty air as you look at the ships docked here and the sights, sounds and smells of the old world come alive. It's worth the time to walk along and even tour... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

Easily found in the inner harbour, fun to visit, alot of history! Definitely worth seeing! There is the last surviving ship from Pearl Harbour, a submarine and another coast guard ship.

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Vestal, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Inner Harbor's four ships, which a visitor could board and tour for a fee, were a glimpse of seafaring and warfare history.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

We used the water taxi discount to get admission for all 4 ships for the price of 1. The Constitution and the submarine (Tarsk, I think) were fascinating. Learned lots. Just walking through them was a learning experience, and gives some appreciation of what their sailors endured. The Coast Guard cutter was pretty good too, but the lighthouse ship was... More 

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