Saturday, July 31, 2010

LEARN ABOUT LIFE ABOARD "USS CONSTELLATION" DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Powder Monkey Tour
every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 PM

The USS Constellation invites youngsters, six years old and up, to come on board to learn about the lives of the young boys who served as powder monkeys during the Civil War. Young "recruits" will find out through demonstrations and hands-on activities, how lads from eleven to eighteen lived in Mr. Lincoln's Navy.

Powder Monkey Tours provide the visitors with an exceptional glimpse into mid-19th century American naval life through the unique perspective of the young boys who served on fighting ships as powder monkeys.

Public Powder Monkey Tours are scheduled  as part of the ship's daily programming for visitors.

Powder Monkey Tours are also available for groups by appointment.To arrange to bring your group to USS Constellation for a Powder Monkey Tour, e-mail sberry@historicships.org  or call 410.396.3453.

Pier I, 301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410.539.1797