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USS Constellation is a sloop-of-war, the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy. She was built in 1854, using a small amount of material salvaged from the frigate USS Constellation, which had been disassembled the year before. Despite being a single-gundeck "sloop," she is actually larger than her original frigate build, and more powerfully armed with fewer but much more potent shell-firing guns.
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A beautiful area in the inner harbor, Baltimore. The ship is being restored and a wonderful piece of history. Visit all 4 decks. They have hand held electronic tour guides where you point it at a symbol in the ship and it tells you about that section of the ship. They also have a person in period costume available for questions and guidance. Not wheelchair accessible. Buy the ticket to visit all the ships docked there... It is well worth the admission price. Please like this review if you found it helpful.
I really enjoyed the audio tour. It allowed me to move at the pace I wanted and wander to less crowded areas. The ship is amazingly restored. The staff is young and enthusiastic. I only bought tickets for two ships and wish I would have seen all four ships. Spend the extra money to see all the ships. They offer a veteran discount as well.
Very cool ship with very reasonable admission prices. Definitely check this place out if you're a navy buff and want to learn more about marine boats. There's a small museum before you enter the ship that has some information and background. Stairways are a bit narrow and steep but not a problem. Headroom is limited but enough where you don't have to strain yourself. The 4 decks are very impressive that you can go all the way from the top to the bottom. Not many people when I visited so it was great to enjoy the boat without people crowding in. A lovely hidden gem.
Did the scouting overnight on the ship and it was an incredible experience. Got to try our hand at setting the yards and using the capstan. The guides/hosts were very knowledgeable and able to answer questions and talk about things beyond just the tour contents. The hammocks weren't quite as uncomfortable as I expected but they still take some getting used to.
Very cool and well-maintained ship to explore! A unique experience and very helpful and friendly staff. Well worth the price. There are steep stairs you have to go down so those with limited mobility may not be able to go to all levels.