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USS Constellation Museum Baltimore

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USS Constellation Museum
Pier 1, 301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore
MD
21202
Tel: 410 539 1797

Directions

From the North: Via I-95 South: Take I-95 South through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel (toll) to exit 53 (I-395 North, Downtown). After exiting follow signs to the Inner Harbor. Take a left on Light Street - the Inner Harbor will be on your right. The USS Constellation Museum is located on Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street Pavilions of Harborplace. Via I-83: Follow I-83 South to the merger of I-83 and I-695 West. Continue on I-695 West / I-83 South about one mile to Exit 23A (I-83 South, Downtown). Proceed on I-83 South until the expressway ends at Exit 1 (Fayette Street), at which point it becomes President Street. At the next light, Lombard Street, turn right. Follow Lombard Street six blocks to Light Street. Make a left turn onto Light Street and travel one block to Pratt Street. Turn left onto Pratt Street. The Inner Harbor will be on your right. The USS Constellation Museum is located on Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street Pavilions of Harborplace. From the South: Via I-95: Take I-95 North to Exit 53 (I-395 North, Downtown). After exiting follow signs to the Inner Harbor. Take a left on Light Street - the Inner Harbor will be on your right. The USS Constellation Museum is located on Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street Pavilions of Harborplace. From the West Via 1-70: Proceed on I-70 East to Exit 91A (I-695S, Glen Burnie). Take I-695 to Exit 11A (I-95 North, Baltimore). Proceed on I-95 North to Exit 53 (I-395 North, Downtown). After exiting follow signs to the Inner Harbor. Take a left on Light Street - the Inner Harbor will be on your right. The USS Constellation Museum is located on Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street Pavilions of Harborplace.

Where are we going today?

The primary artifact and central focus of the Museum is the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, the second of the three ships to carry the same venerable name. Constellation is the last all-sail warship built for the US Navy, and one of two vessels still afloat that, prior to the Civil War, served in the US African Squadron fighting the illegal slave trade. Also, Constellation is the only ship still afloat that was active during the Civil War and is the largest example of Chesapeake Bay wooden shipbuilding in existence. Over 2000 artifacts and ephemera related to Constellation, and naval history in general, are in the Museum's care.
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    Similar to the USS Constitution in Boston, but better. The ship is not as meticulously restored as the Constitution, but the tour covers much more of the ship. The Constitution your stops at the gun deck in the middle, but the Constellation goes all the way to the orlop deck at the bottom.

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    This was an enjoyable diversion and learning experience. You can easily spend an hour or more exploring the four stories of this beautiful ship and learning about her history. Great time and good for the family. There are 3 other ships nearby which you can also visit for just a few dollars more. Well worthwhile.

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    What a great step into the past. Amazing to learn all of the things going on board ship and where all of the daily activities occurred.

    Word of caution. Watch your head. Anyone taller than 5'7" would be advised to wear a helmet. I kept one hand on top of my head once we were below deck. I did not want to smack my head on the low ceilings.

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    Great museum highlighing our maritime heritage. Do yourself a favor and get the pass giving you access to all the museum ships in the harbor! There's a Coast Guard lightship and a submarine as well!

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    I definitely would recommend this as a Baltimore must see. It is amazing to walk around the ship and imagine that you are back in time and Abraham Lincoln was president and the civil war was being fought! Its incredible that this national treasure still exsists and we are still able to connect with a such a significant part of our American history first hand.

    It is s bit pricey for a family of 5 if you are planning on touring other sites as well but still worth the $.

    The firing of the actual cannon was an added bonus!

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