- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert Says:
1 of 3 historical naval vessels in the Harbor - this one will keep you occupied.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Book tickets to see the fireworks from the Constellation if you're in town for the 4th of July - includes admission, appetizers, and best seats in the house for the celebration.
You can't miss the Constellation, docked for years at the Inner Harbor (predating Harborplace). A triple-masted sloop-of-war launched in 1854, the Constellation is the last Civil War-era vessel afloat. Tour her gun decks, visit the wardrooms, see a cannon fired, and learn about the life of a sailor. Demonstrations begin with the raising of the colors at 10:30am and continue on the hour. The Fourth of July picnic and a New Year's Eve reception both end with fireworks (tickets are required). Downtown visitors should note that the ship's cannon is fired daily at noon. "Powder Monkey" tours are directed at children 6 and over.
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