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Historic Ships
In Baltimore

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Take a step back into naval history and experience one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world. Located within easy walking distance of each other, the Historic Ships collection includes four historic boats and a unique 1856 lighthouse with terrific views of the Baltimore Harbor. Explore the gun deck and captain’s cabin on the USS Constellation, discover the torpedo room and tight living quarters of the USS Submarine Torsk, ask crewmembers questions, and more. Don’t forget to download the Historic Ships’ app to learn about each vessel’s unique story.

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Admissions And More Information

Historic Ships’ days and hours of operation vary throughout the calendar year. In addition, ticket prices vary depending on your age, or if you’re visiting with a group tour. Check the website for more details.


Check website for hours of operation. The museum is closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day


Prices vary based on your age and how many ships you plan to visit.

All active duty, reservist, and retired military personal and their dependents receive a 20% discount with valid military ID.


What It's Like

No matter your age, you’ll enjoy how Historic Ships portrays a snapshot of life at sea. Start at Pier 1 to explore artifacts of the USS Constellation. Walk the ship’s four decks to tour sailing operations and where the crew socialized. Next, head to Pier 3 to visit Lightship Chesapeake and USS Torsk, a submarine where over 80 sailors once lived. After, head to Pier 5 to check out the deck, bridge and officer’s quarters of the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney.

Don't Miss

Time your visit so you can experience the daily cannon firings at noon and 4 p.m. on the USS Constellation, and the almost-daily crew member talks at 1 p.m. Don’t miss the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, one of the oldest Chesapeake Bay lighthouses still in existence.

Plus, the USS Constellation invites visitors age 6 or older to come aboard to learn about the lives of the young boys who served as “powder monkeys” during the Civil War. Learn how recruits age 11 to 18 ferried gun powder throughout the ship. Powder Monkey tours are available for groups by appointment.