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Special Programming & Signature Events

2017 Programming & Events

January 2017

Sunday, January 1st; 11:30 AM - Delayed Opening

All sites will open at 11:30 AM

February 2017

Saturday, February 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th; 1:00 PM:

To Catch A Thief: Constellation Fights the Slave Trade Tour

Constellation's proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as flagship of the navy's African Squadron, she led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves.  Tour and hands-on activities combine to bring into view Constellation's active career combating the slave trade and her exciting pursuit and capture of the slave ship Cora from which she rescued 705 captive Africans.   This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

March 2017

No events scheduled at this time.  Please check back for updates.

April 2017

Saturday, April 1st - Saturday April 8th; Daily 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM:

Nautical Before Nighttime!

Join Maryland’s “Star-Spangled Ambassador” Pride of Baltimore II, the historic sloop-of-war USS Constellation, and special guest ranger Scott Sheads on Pier 1 for hands-on interactive educational experiences. Participate in historic maritime themed programs including Flag Talks and Cutlass Drills...Ignititng fun for the whole family! No reservations are required.

Friday, March 31st -  Saturday April 8th: Sailor's Delight - Nautical Nights! Free Admission from 7 PM to 10 PM on Select Evenings - Donations greatly encouraged!   Tour the USS Constellation and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse during special evening hours! No reservations are required.

 - Friday, March 31 - Seven Foot Knoll & USS Constellation

 - Saturday, April 1 - Seven Foot Knoll

 - Sunday - Wednesday, April 2 - 5 - Seven Foot Knoll & USS Constellation

 - Thursday, April 6 - Seven Foot Knoll

 - Friday, April 7 - Seven Foot Knoll & USS Constellation

 - Saturday, April 8 - Seven Foot Knoll

Sunday, April 16th; 11:30 AM - Delayed Opening

Due to the Easter holiday, Historic Ships in Baltimore will open at 11:30 AM

Saturday, April 29th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

May 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, May 20th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Saturday, May 20th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required

 June 2017

Saturday, June 3rd, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Thursday, June 8th; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Captain's Jubilee

Historic Ships in Baltimore present a special seated four-course wine-pairing dinner on board USS Constellation.  This fundraising event supports the preserving and restoring our maritime heritage. Reservations required, additional fee.

Saturday, June 17th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Friday, June 23rd, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Saturday, June 24th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Saturday, June 24th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Friday, June 30th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

July 2017

Saturday, July 1st, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Tuesday, July 4th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Independence Day Deck Party Picnic
Celebrate our nation's birthday on board USS Constellation, high above the Inner Harbor crowds. Classic Catering People will be serving backyard favorites along with, local beer, wines and assorted sodas.  There will be music, special tours, cannon firings, giveaways and the best view of the fireworks. Reservations required, additional fee.

Friday, July 7th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

 

Saturday, July 8th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

 

Friday, July 14th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Saturday, July 15th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company 1812 Day

Join Ship's Company's 1812 Unit aboard USS Constellation as they depict and describe the role of Sailors during the War in the Chesapeake during 1812-1814, as well as the history of Constellation’s predecessor the US Frigate Constellation (1797-1853). This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required. 

Saturday, July 15th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, July 15th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

 

Friday, July 21st, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

 

Saturday, July 22nd, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

 

Friday, July 28th, 7:00PM: Guided Exploration of the USS TORSK- Part of the Evening Mariner Series

This up-close-and-personal tour of the submarine USS Torsk provides private access the submarine, and a historian to guide you through the boats tight spaces.  This tour also includes exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the conning tower, which was the command center of the submarine.  Experience a rare opportunity to look through Torsk’s periscopes.  Reservations required, additional fee.

Friday, July 28th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Saturday, July 29th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Saturday, July 29th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

August 2017

Saturday, August 5th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Friday, August 11th 7:00 PM: Naval Medicine During the Civil War – USS Constellation - Part of the Evening Mariner Series

Delve below decks into the sick bay aboard USS Constellation to witness the medical practices used aboard ship during the Civil War.  Ship’s Surgeon Bradford Stone will describe various medical theories and practices used by physicians during the war.  Get an exclusive look into what life aboard ship could be like for the infirmed sailor.  Reservations required, additional fee.

Friday, August 11th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

 

Friday, August 18th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Saturday, August 19th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, August 19th; 7:00PM: "Songs of the Sea, the Shore, and the Chesapeake"

Join Maritime Voices aboard the USS Constellation for a concert highlighting the maritime history of the Chesapeake from the late-18th through mid-19th centuries, as well as the two sailing ships that bore the name Constellation.  The program will feature songs of Baltimore, the Barbary Wars, the Quasi-War with France, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to sing along – a great event for the whole family!  Doors open at 6:00PM. Tickets for this after-hours concert may be purchased here.

Friday, August 25th, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Friday, August 25th, 7:00 PM: Behind-the-Scenes – The Bridge & CIC – USCGC Taney - Part of the Evening Mariner Series

Venture into the superstructure of USCGC Taney and gain private access to the Captain’s Cabin, the Bridge, the Chart Room, and Combat Information Center.  Areas normally closed to the visiting public will be open and guided by one of the Historic Ships in Baltimore staff historians. 

Saturday, August 26th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Saturday, August 26th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Victory Night

Honoring those who served on the Historic Ships, and the descendants, volunteers and members who preserve their legacy. This delightful event is free to all members, volunteers, former crew and their descendants.  Food and drink are provided.  Reservations required.

September 2017

Saturday, September 2nd, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, September 2nd, 8:45 PM:  “Seafarer’s Tales of Tradition, Toil, and a Touch of the Macabre”

Come aboard USS Constellation for an after-hours, lantern light tour of all four main decks including the ship’s hold and the Brig!   Highlights of the Ship’s Service history will be shared along with stories of hardship, occasional tragedy, and strange occurrences from the 1862-1865 Diary of ship’s Yeoman Moses Safford.  Tickets for this after-hours tour may be purchased here.

Saturday, September 16th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, September 30th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

October 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, October 14th: USS Constellation Cup Regatta & Deck Party!

 Join us for a fun filled day both on and off the water. The day kicks off with the Annual USS Constellation Cup Sailboat Regatta in Baltimore Harbor and culminates in the Historic Ships' Deck Party fundraiser on USS Constellation from 6 PM – 9 PM. Additional fee.

Saturday, October 21st, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, October 28th; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Ship's Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

November 2017

Saturday, November 4th, 2:00 PM: "Constellation History Tour"

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Thursday, November 23th: CLOSED

Historic Ships in Baltimore will be closed on Thursday, November 23th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Historic Ships will re-open at 10:00AM on Friday, November 24th.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

December 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 12:00 Noon: Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony

Join the board and staff of Historic Ships in Baltimore in marking the anniversary of the December 1941 Japanese Attack on Hawaii and honoring those who served during WWII. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony, will be held on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, and is open to the public at no cost. 

 

Sunday & Monday, December 24th & 25th: CLOSED

Historic Ships in Baltimore will be closed on December 24th and December 25th in celebration of the Christmas holiday. Historic Ships will re-open at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 26th.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday.

Sunday, December 31st; 10:00 PM - Monday, January 1st: 1:00 AM: Annual New Year’s Eve Deck Party
Ring in the New Year, sip champagne, & watch the Fireworks from the deck of USS Constellation, high above the Inner Harbor crowds.  A twilight menu will be served with local ale, wine, mulled cider and coffee.  There will be music, special tours, cannon firings and more. Reservations required, additional fee.