Baltimore, MD / USA - November 9, 2011: The USS Constellation warship is one of the popular tourist attractions in Baltimore, Maryland's scenic Inner Harbor area.
Historic Ships in Baltimore
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Historic Ships in Baltimore


Ship lovers can tour four historic ships: a coast guard cutter that saw action in Pearl Harbor, a 1930 lightship, a submarine active in WWII and the USS Constellation – one of the last sail-powered warships built (in 1797) by the US Navy. You can opt for a two- or four-vessel admission ticket. If you only see two, include the four-deck USS Constellation, which spotlights the stories of past crew members.

Admission to the 1856 Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, on Pier 5, is free.

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