Historic Ships in Baltimore is a maritime museum that resulted from a merger between the USS Constellation Museum and the Baltimore Maritime Museum. The museum's impressive collection includes four ships and a lighthouse: USS Constellation (1854), USCGC Taney (WHEC-37), USS Torsk (SS-423), Chesapeake, and a screw-pile lighthouse called the Seven Foot Knoll Light. These ships comprise many facets of maritime shipbuilding, including a sloop-of-war, a Coast Guard cutter, a WWII-era submarine, and a lightship, respectively.
The ships and the lighthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three of the ships, including the lightship, the sloop-of-war, and the cutter, are also National Historic Landmarks.
The Historic Ships in Baltimore organization is the steward of some of the nation’s most impressive and historically significant ships. A brief description of the ships include:
Visitors to the Historic Ships in Baltimore, which includes Pier 1, Pier 3, and Pier 5, can explore all of these historically significant ships and the lighthouse. Various artifacts covering the ship’s career are also available for viewing.