The collections of Historic Ships in Baltimore consist of approximately 50,000 objects, photographs and documents pertaining to USS Constellation, USCGC Taney, USS Torsk, Lightship Chesapeake, and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. These artifacts tell the stories not only of the ships and lighthouse, but of the thousands of brave sailor for whom these historic sites were a duty post, a home, and a way of life.
New items, often donated by former crew members and their descendants, are rotated into exhibits so there are opportunities to see something new in future visits.
If you are interested in donating an an object, photograph, or document related to one of the sites that the Historic Ships operates, we would love hear from you. Please note that all potential donations must be approved by the Curator of Historic Vessels or the Registrar before they are brought to the Museum. Please do not bring items for donation to the Museum unannounced because staff will not be able to accept them.
For information regarding the donation of an object pertaining to USS Constellation, please contact Registrar Dayna Aldridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding the donation of an object pertaining to USCGC Taney, USS Torsk, Lightship Chesapeake or Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, please contact Curator of Historic Vessels Paul Cora at email@example.com.