Event Calendar

 

Special Programming & Signature Events

2019 Programming & Events

January 2019

Tuesday, January 1st; Closed

February 2019

Saturdays & Sundays; 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 2019

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

April 2019

Sunday, April 21st; 11:30 AM - Delayed Opening

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

Saturday, April 27th; 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 2019

Thursday, May 16th; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Captain's Jubilee

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

Saturday, May 25th; 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.

 June 2019

Saturday, June 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, June 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, June 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, June 29th, 7:00 PM: USS Torsk Tour
Part of the Evening Mariner's Series
Join us for an exclusive guided tour of USS Torsk, led by Brian Auer, Operations Director.  USS Torsk was in service from 1944 to 1968.  Torsk sank the last enemy vessels of WWII.  Visit closed spaces including, the Officer’s Staterooms and Conning Tower. The tour is approximately one hour, with a maximum group of 20.  The tour will move through tight spaces and use open-tread stairs.  Closed toed shoes are required for entry. Additional fee.

July 2019

Thursday, 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.

Saturday, July 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, July 13th, 7:00 PM: USCGC Taney behind-the-scenes Tour
Part of the Evening Mariner's Series
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of USCGC Taney led by Bradley Chandler, Pier 5 Site Manager.  USCGC Taney was in service from 1936 to 1986.  Taney is the last survivor from the Battle of Pearl Harbor.  Visit closed spaces including the Bridge, Captain’s Cabin, and Boiler Room.  Tour is approximately one hour.  The tour will move through tight spaces and use open-tread stairs.  Closed toed shoes are required for entry.  Maximum group of 25, ages 13 and up. Additional fee.

Saturday, July 20th; 10 AM - 4 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 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, July 27th; 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.

August 2019

Saturday, August 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, August 10th, 7:00 PM: Civil War Medicine with Brad Stone on USS Constellation
Part of the Evening Mariner's Series
Delve below decks to the sick bay aboard the USS Constellation and serve as “assistant surgeon” in a simulated surgery as you learn about naval medicine during the Civil War.  Ship’s surgeon Brad Stone will describe various medical theories and practices used during the War, how they affected sailors and how they relate to today’s medicine. Additional fee.

Saturday, August 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, August 27th; 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.

Date TBD, 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 2019

Saturday, September 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, September 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, September 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.

October 2019

Saturday, October 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, October 12th: 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 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, October 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.

November 2019

Thursday, November 28th: CLOSED

Historic Ships in Baltimore will be closed on Thursday, November 28th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Historic Ships will re-open at 10:00AM on Friday, November 29th.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

December 2019

Saturday, 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. 

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24th & 25th: CLOSED

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

Tuesday, December 31st; 10:00 PM - Wednesday, 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.