Visitors can purchase tickets online or on-site to tour Historic Ships’ five historical sites during regular operating hours. We also offer reduced prices for groups of ten or more. All tickets remain valid for one year from date of purchase.

Standard Tickets

Our Boarding Pass entitles you to visit all museum ships and exhibits, and are valid until all ships are visited. You can visit different ships on different days.

Please note: January through March, only the USS Constellation and USS Torsk will be open daily, so 4-ship passes are not available for purchase and cannot be used.

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VisitorBoarding Pass
Adult (21–59)


Senior (60+)$15
(15–20 or with student ID)

Youth (6-14)

Child (under 5)Free

To Purchase Tickets:

Online ticket sales temporarily suspended due to state of emergency.

You can also purchase boarding passes in person, at the Pier 1 Ship’s Store (next to the USS Constellation) or the Pier 3 Ticket Booth (next to Lightship Chesapeake).

Historic Ships is proud to offer a 20% discount to all active duty, reservist, and retired military personnel and their dependents with valid military ID. Military discount tickets must be purchased on-site.

Group Tickets

All groups must include ten or more people age 6 and above, with at least one adult (age 18+) for every 10 minors.

Guided Tours

For school, youth, and scout groups, we highly recommend a guided experience of the USS Constellation. This includes a presentation of your choosing with a Civil War sailor as your host and a hands-on activity. Activities (bracing the yards, turning the capstan, and drilling with one of the ship’s broadside guns) focus on the lives and duties of those who served at sea in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Groups may also purchase tickets for the Constellation tour plus self-guided tours of the rest of the exhibits.

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VisitorGuided Tour OnlyConstellation Guided Tour
+ Other Exhibits
Adult (21–59)$15


Senior (60+)$13$19
(15–20 or with student ID)

Youth (under 14)

Military (with ID)$13$19

Self-Guided Tours

Visit the exhibits at your own pace with group-rate general admission. Groups may choose between visiting up to two ships, or up to four.

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Visitor2 Ships4 Ships
Adult (21–59)$12


Senior(60+)/Military (w/ID) $10$13
(15–20 or with student ID)

Youth (6–14)

Child (5 & under)FreeFree

To Purchase Group Tickets:

All group tours, guided or not, should be arranged in advance. The balance of payment is due prior to or at the time of the tour and may be made by check or credit.

If purchasing a guided tour, note that a $50 non-refundable deposit is required.

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Ticket Terms

All ticket sales are final, nonrefundable, and nonexchangeable. In the event of an exhibit closing or event cancelation with no rescheduled date, a refund may be issued at the sole discretion of Historic Ships. All tickets remain valid for one year from date of purchase.

All visitors agree to abide by any rules or notices posted on premises as well as the direction, supervision, and guidance of Historic Ships staff. Failure to do so may result in loss of visitation privileges. All children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hours of operation and ticket rates are subject to change without notice.

Complementary Tickets:

Historic Ships also offers complementary tickets to certain groups. Elementary, middle, and high schools will receive 1 complementary adult ticket per 10 student tickets, and travel agencies will receive a complementary ticket each for the leader and the bus driver.