How to sail, refurbish and endure life aboard the last Civil War fighter still afloat. Three tours tell all.. History From the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, the USS Constellation has treaded its fair share of water. And while its anchor's been permanently cast, its sales continue to billow on Chesapeake Bay.
The Scene Step aboard for a trip through time. There are three guided tours to choose from: "The Ship as a Machine" tour, which will teach you the sailing ropes; "The Restoration" tour, which explains how the government refurbished the boat to its original glory; and "The Powder Monkey" tour, which walks children through old-time military procedures.