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Historic Ships in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

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Address: Pier 1, 301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA Number: 410 539 1797 Website Contact How do we get there?

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The Historic Ships in Baltimore represent one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the WORLD, and YOU can visit during your next family day out in Maryland's capital!

The ships are located walking distance from each other, so exploration of all that is on offer is super easy for families.

Here, you can explore the USS Constellation, the US Submarine Torsk, the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney AND the Lightship Chesapeake!

All of these experiences offer a fascinating insight into life at sea from the mid-19th century to the mid 1980s!

Also located within the collection is the impressive Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse which once marked the entrance to Baltimore Harbor for 130 years!

The museum gallery is where the history of the USS Constellation is displayed via artifacts and personal items from the actual crew who once sailed on her. Once you're on board, uniformed crew members can answer any questions you have on the history, and what you discover on the four decks.

You can visit the gun deck, the and see where the crew slept and lived!

Experience what life on board a lightship was like, and by all accounts it wasn't amazing! The crew had long days and terrifying nights, and it took a very special person to fulfill duties on board!

The Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse contains an extensive exhibit on the building of the light, as well as lighthouses in the region, among others.

Did you know that it's one of the oldest Chesapeake lighthouses still in existence - pretty amazing!

A fascinating day through history with these Historic Ship in Baltimore - all aboard, the history lesson is about to begin!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$15 (up to 2 ships), $18 (up to 4 ships)

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Children

Ages 6 to 14 - $7 (up to 2 ships), $9 (up to 4 ships)

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Discount

Seniors / students with ID - $13 / $16

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Free Under

5 years

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Last Updates

2018

Any top tips?

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Pick up a complimentary audio wand to hear more history as you explore the USS Constellation exhibits

I'm Hungry!

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Grab something to eat in the area, there are plenty of places, from Bubba Gumps Shrimp to ice cream!

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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.

Teachers corner

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They offer group discounts for guided and self-guided tours! They also offer complimentary tickets for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools: 1 complementary adult ticket for each 10 students; Travel Agencies: complementary tickets (2) for bus driver and leader

Can I get one of those?

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The ships store is filled with merchandise and educational items relating to the ships and the history, including pennants, books, collectibles, and toys!

Need a little extra help?

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Due to the nature of their construction, portions of the Historic Ships may not be accessible to visitors with limited mobility. Give them a call or check their website for more details

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When can we go?

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November to March: 10am - 4:30pm / 10am - 5pm or 6pm across summer

Open year round, but not every attraction is open across the winter months so check online. Also closed July 4th, New Years Day, Christmas & Thanksgiving

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