Event Calendar

 

Special Programming & Signature Events

2015 Programming & Events

January 2015

USS Constellation Closed October 13, 2014 - February 2015

Thursday, January 1st; 12:00 Noon: Delayed Opening

Historic Ships in Baltimore will open at 12:00 Noon. 

February 2015

USS Constellation Closed October 13, 2014 - February 2015

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

March 2015

Thursday, March 12th: USS Constellation Returns from Dry Dock

Constellation will depart the US Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay at approximately 10:00 AM, and is expected to arrive at Pier 1 between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.  She will remained closed for the remainder of the day.

Friday, March 13th; 10:00AM: USS Constellation Reopens

After five months in dry dock for repairs, USS Constellation will reopen for regular visiting hours on Friday March 13th.

April 2015

Sunday, April 5th; 12:00 Noon - Delayed Opening

Due to the Easter holiday, Historic Ships in Baltimore will open at 12:00 Noon.

Saturday, April 25th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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 2015

Saturday, May 23rd, 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 30th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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.

 June 2015

Saturday, June 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.

Thursday, June 11th; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Captain's Jubilee

Historic Ships in Baltimore and Absolutely Perfect Catering 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 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.

Saturday, June 27th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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.

July 2015

Saturday, July 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.

Saturday, July 4th, 5:00 PM- Early Closing USS Constellation

Last boarding for USS Constellation will be 4:30 PM in preparation for the Independence Day Deck Party.

Saturday, July 4th, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Independence Day Deck Party Picnic
Celebrate our nation's birthday 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.

Saturday, July 11th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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 18th, 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 18th, 9:30 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 25th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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 25th, 9:30 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 2015

Saturday, August 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.

Saturday, August 1st, 9:00 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 beginning one week before the tour date.

Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 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 beginning one week before the tour date.

Saturday, August 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, August 15th, 9:00 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 beginning one week before the tour date.

Saturday, August 22nd, 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.

Saturday, August 29th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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.

September 2015

Saturday, September 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.

 Saturday, September 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, September 26th; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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 2015

Saturday, October 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.

Saturday, October 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.

Saturday, October 17th: USS Constellation Cup Regatta & Pier Party!

 Join us for a fun filled day on the water. The day kicks off with the Annual USS Constellation Cup Sailboat Regatta in Baltimore Harbor and culminates in the Historic Ships' post-race fundraiser from 6 PM – 9 PM. Reservations required, additional fee.

Saturday, October 31st; 10:00AM - 4:00PM: 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 2015

Saturday, November 14th, 2:00 PM: "US Marines in the Civil War"

Join volunteer historian John Barnard in the Captain's Cabin of USS Constellation to learn about the role of the United States Marines during the Civil War.  Marines’ lives aboard ship as well as their role in land engagements will be discussed. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission.  No reservations are required.

Thursday, November 26th: CLOSED

Historic Ships in Baltimore will be closed on Thursday, November 26th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Historic Ships will re-open at 10:00AM on Friday, November 27th.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

December 2015

Monday, 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. 

 

Thursday, December 24th & Friday, December 25th: CLOSED

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

 

Thursday, December 31st; 10:00 PM - Friday, 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 provided by Charles Levine Caterers 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.