Historic Ships in Baltimore, Baltimore

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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. Add Historic Ships in Baltimore to your Baltimore travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Baltimore vacation builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is a definite must see if you are in Baltimore!!! Four ships for $18....and honestly...it's sooo well worth it!!!! We went for specifically to tour the submarine but found the constellation to be...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We visited two of the ships (a tall ship from the 18th century and a submaine from World War II. Definitely worth seeing and touring.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Five ships in the Inner Harbor, each with a unique story to tell. Had a lot of questions but the staff on almost all of the ships had no interest or knowledge about the ships they were on. A big disap...  more »
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  • May 31, 2017
    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.
  • March 28, 2017
    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!!
  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    Lots of interesting info to read on the USS Constellation and cool interactive demo of how they fired the cannons!
  • June 18, 2017
    Great variety of well preserved historic ships. USS Constellation and a WWII submarine are the highlights.

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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.
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