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“Great history in the harbor”

Historic Ships in Baltimore
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Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
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Private Sailing Charter in Baltimore Inner Harbor
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Owner description: 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.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great history in the harbor”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We toured two of the four ships available, the Torsk submarine and the Constellation, in about two and a half hours. These are self guided tours, and there is quite a bit of climbing around to do on the sub in particular--if you don't like climbing through small spaces, think twice about this one. Both ships provide an opportunity to experience history up close, and the staff on each were helpful and knowledgeable. It's wonderful that all of these ships have been preserved for this and the next generations to see.

Visited June 2014
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Bisbee, Arizona
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“The USS Constellation”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

What a delightful tour on the USS Constellation. 'Filled with history and the reality of actually stepping on the boards of our Country's past. The volunteers were helpful and friendly. Drinking water was available after climbing the interior staircases. To see the actual ribs of the ship was incredible and I was totally amazed. Some of the spaces were tight but allowed one to envision the reality of the hardships of the crew's life. One of the volunteers was showing the cannon muster and the details of actually firing a cannon. It was great. A meaningful experience and great experience.

Visited May 2014
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Nashville, TN
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“Cannon muster with Paul was exceptional”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We toured two ships - the submarine (Torsk) and the wooden ship (Constellation). Our two boys (9 and 11 y/o) loved both. There are many interesting parts of the ship, although note that the topdeck is under repair, so you can't exit out of the aft, so there are some tight passages as some guests move to the back of the ship as others return to the front. The submarine was a hit because the boys could turn lots of dials and throw lots of switches. The bunks were also a hit. The Constellation is a bigger ship and also a great experience. We were lucky to have boarded just before Paul engaged about 15 folks in the cannon muster - the details of actually firing a cannon. He was great - knowledgeable and engaging. He got both of my boys involved - we're still calling our 11 y/o the 'powder monkey'. Paul found us afterward and gave the boys a little additional training and then generously provided each with a 'wooden nickel' that he has hand cut, labeled and coated himself. A real, unexpected and very appreciated treat. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Nice, self-paced walking tour along Inner Harbor Piers”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I only had a few hours to see the ships at Inner Harbor and we purchased the $18 ticket online to see all four ships. We started with the USS Constellation, and it was pretty neat! It had the most to see on it, I think. Next we went to the submarine USS TORSK, and that was pretty amazing with all the gadgets they use to manuever the sub, and just imagining 81 crew members had to fit inside that thing and it was cramped! We were running out of time, as those two ships took us a good two hours and we quickly went over to the Coast Guard ship and the Light house ship, which were neat to see, but nothing like the first two. We didn't mind paying the $18 each as the money goes to the Historical Ship society to maintain the ships, etc. Be sure and try the gelato while you are on the pier!

Visited June 2014
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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“Great to see....”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

A Beautiful Day, to see all of these ships.
A great area for a family vacation....lots to do and see, for a long weekend, or longer

Visited May 2014
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