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USS Constitution Museum: Exhibits, Ship Tours, and History

Go aboard the USS Constitution, the Navy's oldest commissioned ship, docked in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Take a tour of Old Ironsides and hear tales of its storied past from days in battle. Check out the neighboring museum filled with interactive exhibits, hands-on programs, and a vast collection of artifacts that are fun for all ages. Noteworthy exhibitions to check out include, "All Hands On Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812", the "Old Ironsides in War and Peace," the "Old Ironsides War of 1812 Discovery Center", and the "Constitution vs. HMS Java" exhibits. Conveniently located on the Freedom Trail and just a quick walk from the Constitution Inn, discover this "must-see" Boston attraction, perfect for the whole family.




Spring - Summer: Open Daily from 9 am - 6 pm
Fall - Winter: Open Daily from 10 am - 5 pm


Suggested donations: Adults: $10 - $15: Children: $5 - $10, Ship admission is free.


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  • Exhibits
  • Daily Programs
  • Navy Yard
  • Field Trips
  • Museum Store
  • Ship Exploration


  • Where is the USS Constitution Museum docked at?

    The USS Constitution is currently docked at Dry Dock 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, located right in front of the USS Constitution Museum and steps from the Constitution Inn.
  • Can I board the USS Constitution?

    Yes, the USS Constitution is open for public visitation, free of charge, throughout the year Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. Hop aboard and talk to the staff to hear all about the ship's storied past.

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