From fighting the Transatlantic slave trade to performing daring rescues on the Chesapeake, the Historic Ships in Baltimore boasts some of the most impressive and historically relevant ships in the world. Visitors can expect a “hands-on encounter with history” as they tour these floating museums throughout the Inner Harbor.
Baltimore’s Historic Ships Tour consist of four vessels and the Knoll Lighthouse, with all of the attractions just a short walk from one another. The USS Constellation (pictured above) was constructed in 1854 and is the last all-sail warship still afloat in the United States. The USS Torsk (to the right) is one of two Tench Class submarines still in the US and is credited with firing the last shot of WWII. The USCGC Taney, known as “The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor”, is one of two Treasury-class Coast Guard Cutters still afloat. The LV116 Chesapeake is a survivor of two hurricanes and worked to guide ships in and out of the Chesapeake Bay port. The Seven Foot Knoll was built in 1855 and is the oldest screw-pile lighthouse in Maryland. Visitors are encouraged to plan a visit and hop aboard the historic ships, speak with the crew members, and explore a collection of roughly 50,000 objects, photographs and historical documents pertaining to the ships.
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