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USS Constellation

301 East Pratt Steet, Pier 1 | Baltimore, MD 21202-3134 | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.8)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 3.0 (3.0)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
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The USS Constellation, which is currently docked at pier 1, along the Inner Harbor, was first launched in 1854 and has had a tenuous history throughout its active life. The last all-sail ship in the U.S. Navy, the Constellation once played a role in disrupting the slave trade and has seen duty in both world wars. Today, visitors can climb aboard and tour the decks and play the part of a 19th-century sailor. Cannon firing demonstrations take place daily at noon, and on Saturdays and Sundays at noon and 4 p.m. According to one TripAdvisor user, visiting the USS Constellation as well as the three other dry-docked historic ships floating in Baltimore Harbor offers "… a unique experience for young and old alike. Touring the ships provides a historical perspective of the role that these ships played in our country's history."

Travelers report that youngsters (and the young at heart), particularly enjoy hanging out on the vessel, since there is much to see and do. However, touring the ship might not be the best for those who can get a bit claustrophobic as some spaces are tight and can be tricky to navigate. 

The USS Constellation welcomes visitors during November through March from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and extends its hours to 5:30 p.m. in April and May and 6 p.m. (from Sunday through Thursday) and 7 p.m. (from Friday through Saturday) in June, July and August. Adult admission prices start at $11; kids ages 6 to 14 can enter for $5; and visitors ages 5 and younger can enter for free. Consult the Historic Ships in Baltimore's official website for current hours and special exhibition openings.

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