Historic Ships in Baltimore, Baltimore

4.6
This maritime museum in the city's harbor showcases four warfare vessels and a lighthouse. At Historic Ships in Baltimore, start with an audio tour aboard the four decks of USS Constellation. Uniformed crewmembers describe what living and working conditions were like on the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy. Continue on to Lightship Chesapeake, where exhibits include a display about the sailors' canine companions. The submarine USS Torsk allows visitors to see the torpedo rooms, navigation station, operation station, engine room, and crew berthing areas, where over 80 sailors lived. At Pier 5, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Taney is docked, and you can view the deck, berthing areas, mess deck, and wardroom. Finish at the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse to learn about lighthouses in the region and for great harbor views. To visit Historic Ships in Baltimore and get the most from your holiday in Baltimore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Baltimore day trip website .
Create an itinerary including Historic Ships in Baltimore
map
Historic Ships in Baltimore Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,288 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We took a tour of the old sailing ship tied up to the dock and very much enjoyed talking with the crew and learning many thing about the ship. We then found that you can actually go on a short trip on...  more »
  • The city smells like the sea, filled with sea, because these ships mast as a symbol of the soul of the city. We need to go in the summer, when everything is open eyes, when restaurants carry the smell of cooked seafood, beautiful melodies float over embankments and all this surrounded by flowers and aura of the seaside town. Go and enjoy!
    View original
  • We did this on our last day. The cost for 4 ships was not bad. The constellation had audio tour. If I had it to do over I would have added that. The Submarine was interesting as was the Coast guard sh...  more »
Google
  • Dedicated staff who maintain and provide info about 4 historic ships. Everything is well though out and we really enjoyed touring the ships. Student discounts are available and for the price it makes sense to see all 4 instead of picking 2. You can go at your own pace, so it can take anywhere from about 1-3 hours.
  • Super informative and very interesting. The staff were all welcoming, friendly, and willing to answer questions. A great way to spend an afternoon in Baltimore. There's a bit too much info provided, so I recommend being selective in what you read. Definitely worth it to go to all four ships!!
  • A very good place to hangout with family. Lot of attractions. Can be devoted half day. We visited this place in May 2013 as a part of conduct tour. Nice place.
  • Lots of interesting info to read on the USS Constellation and cool interactive demo of how they fired the cannons!
  • Great variety of well preserved historic ships. USS Constellation and a WWII submarine are the highlights.

Plan your trip to Baltimore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Baltimore

For quick and easy access to practically all of Baltimore's major attractionswhile on holiday, follow the example of most tourists and stay near the Inner Harbor neighborhood. Few cities boast such a well-defined tourist district, it shouldn't come as a surprise that all the major chain hotels in the city are located right in this busy neighborhood. If you prefer to stay in a quieter area offering a bit more local character, consider one of the city's outlying districts, offering affordable accommodations and plenty of dining and shopping options.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Baltimore by other users

1 day in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Baltimore & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, relaxing, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans