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Historic Ships in Baltimore
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Feb 18, 2015 by: digg6996 from
These are really big ships with a lot of history behind them if you use the water taxi they will give you coupons for the ships so check the water taxes before buying tickets.
very cool ships
Feb 16, 2015 by: Laura M from Brooklyn, New York
USS Torsk is a submarine that looks so cool, but was closed so we just saw it from the outside and the Chesapeke too. The temps were frigid about 9 degrees so we walked around quickly. Will definitely return in better weather to explore more
Feb 13, 2015 by: Carlosrmstrng from Columbia, North Carolina
Really enjoyed the history of the ships. The light ship was great and informative. I enjoyed the submarine the best. I really respect how they lived and fought for our country While on board a sub.
Only visited Conny
Feb 12, 2015 by: cjdotheworld from Smithfield, Virginia
Were first in line on Sunday morning to visit Constellation. It has been painstakingly restored and is a must see for history, warship, and sailing buffs. Whereas one can tour only the main or two decks of most ships of this type, all decks are open (no wheel chair access it would spoil the experience). Trip is self guided, easy to understand and was fascinating for both of us who come from very different backgrounds. Passed on the submarine since I had been on it as an operational ship more than once as a kid growning up in New London. And if you grow up in New London, Coast Guard cutters become boring after a time. However, if you've never been on a submarine, it's a must visit for adults and children. If you like these ships and are ever in Philadelphia, visit the USS Olympia and its submarine.
Recommended for History buffs and non-history buffs alike...
Feb 08, 2015 by: Elizabeth V from
You can buy the individual tickets or the tickets for multiple ships, depending on what you wish to do for the day. Buying the multi-pass will definitely save you money and is highly recommended. You can walk to all of the included ships/subs without needing a taxi or the having to relocate your car. I chose the mult-ship package and it took me most of the day to see all of them. There were no long lines, but if you are self-touring, reading signs and picture-taking along the way, you will need almost a full day for this itinerary. The USCG Tawney is my favorite and the most extensive of the ships you can tour. The USS Torsk is a submarine and was very interesting if you have never toured a submarine before. Both the Tawney and Tork have plenty of signage to help you along your self-guided tours, so if you take the time to stop and read the signs, you will be very well-informed and satisfied at the end of your tour. You will occasionally run into some very informative docents, many of whom have personal history with the ships or ships similar to the ones you are touring. They are worth stopping and listening to if you do happen upon them. There are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity of the ships, so you can stop and grab a bite to eat when hunger strikes.
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