USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum The Museum preserves and shares the stories of "Old Ironsides" and those who shaped her history with minds-on, hands-on exhibits and programs for all ages.
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The USS Constitution Museum preserves and shares the stories of "Old Ironsides" and those who shaped her history with minds-on, hands-on exhibits and programs for all ages. The USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution (the Ship) are operated by different organizations. See the Ship's website (http://www.navy.mil/local/constitution/) for the most up-to-date information about the Ship's public visitation hours.

We're honoring those who have served this #VeteransDay weekend at the Museum. Admission is free for all active duty, ret...
11/09/2019
Veterans Day Weekend - USS Constitution Museum

We're honoring those who have served this #VeteransDay weekend at the Museum. Admission is free for all active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel. Visitors can also write thank you letters to veterans for their service. https://bit.ly/34QVMRj

Throughout the weekend, write a thank you letter to a veteran in our “Today’s Crew” exhibit that will be included in one of the 100,000 care packages that Operation Gratitude sends out each year.

Many thanks to Larry Kirby, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and author, for speaking at the LT William S. Bush Memorial Breakf...
11/08/2019

Many thanks to Larry Kirby, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and author, for speaking at the LT William S. Bush Memorial Breakfast this morning!

Congratulations to Governor Charlie Baker @CharlieBakerMA and CAPT Thomas G. Kelley, USN (Ret.), who were both honored a...
10/31/2019

Congratulations to Governor Charlie Baker @CharlieBakerMA and CAPT Thomas G. Kelley, USN (Ret.), who were both honored at the Museum's A Salute to Service Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center last night!

Tonight we honor Governor Charlie Baker @CharlieBakerMA and CAPT Thomas G. Kelley, USN (Ret.) at the Museum's Salute to ...
10/30/2019

Tonight we honor Governor Charlie Baker @CharlieBakerMA and CAPT Thomas G. Kelley, USN (Ret.) at the Museum's Salute to Service Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center!

Proud to partner with @NewEnglandUSO on Harvest Happenings yesterday!
10/27/2019

Proud to partner with @NewEnglandUSO on Harvest Happenings yesterday!

What a night!! Just shy of 500 attendees came out last night to celebrate our Annual Harvest Happenings event with the USS Constitution Museum and USS Constitution!

HUGE thanks to the Constitution Museum Staff, Crew of the Constitution, our amazing USO Volunteers, and this year’s sponsors and donors: USAA, Halloween City, Wegmans, and Mahoney's Garden Centers for making last night one for the books!

More photos to come, but feel free to share yours too, and let us know about your night!

We hope all had a wonderful time!

#USO USO

Celebrating #ArtsMatterDay with MASSCreative!
10/25/2019

Celebrating #ArtsMatterDay with MASSCreative!

Happy 222nd birthday, USS Constitution!
10/21/2019

Happy 222nd birthday, USS Constitution!

Many thanks to Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer for speaking at the Museum today as part of our Leadership Speak...
10/18/2019

Many thanks to Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer for speaking at the Museum today as part of our Leadership Speaker Series!

Happy 244th birthday, #USNavy!
10/13/2019

Happy 244th birthday, #USNavy!

Congratulations to Museum Overseer @AstronautSunitaWilliams, who will cut the ribbon this morning celebrating the new @S...
10/11/2019

Congratulations to Museum Overseer @AstronautSunitaWilliams, who will cut the ribbon this morning celebrating the new @SunitaWilliamsPTC in Needham!

Meet current USS Constitution sailors in the Museum's "Today's Crew" exhibit. Find out what it's like to be in the #USNa...
10/07/2019

Meet current USS Constitution sailors in the Museum's "Today's Crew" exhibit. Find out what it's like to be in the #USNavy today!

Visit the Museum Oct 4-6 and you can also tour the Irish naval ship, LÉ Samuel Beckett! The Ship is in port at the #Char...
10/02/2019

Visit the Museum Oct 4-6 and you can also tour the Irish naval ship, LÉ Samuel Beckett! The Ship is in port at the #CharlestownNavyYard and open from 10am-5pm. #defenceforces #BostonNHP

Our understanding of the remarkable life and naval career of George Ipsara Sirian, a USS Constitution crew member, is gr...
09/27/2019

Our understanding of the remarkable life and naval career of George Ipsara Sirian, a USS Constitution crew member, is greatly expanded thanks to a collection of papers generously donated to the Museum by his descendants. These just became available on our website bit.ly/2nkGt2w.

Thanks to everyone who attended the public meeting yesterday presented by us, Boston National Historical Park, and USS C...
09/27/2019

Thanks to everyone who attended the public meeting yesterday presented by us, Boston National Historical Park, and USS Constitution. We hope you found the updates regarding the current planning efforts for the Charlestown Navy Yard both informative and exciting.

Find out about upcoming events and new exhibits! Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter bit.ly/2mfzask for updates.
09/23/2019

Find out about upcoming events and new exhibits! Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter bit.ly/2mfzask for updates.

Congratulations to Men of Iron Awardee #MarvinGilmore, and thanks to the educators and students who joined us on today's...
09/20/2019

Congratulations to Men of Iron Awardee #MarvinGilmore, and thanks to the educators and students who joined us on today's underway on USS Constitution! #edcruise2019

Thanks to those who joined us for A Salute to Maritime Heritage on Thursday, September 12. Congratulations again to awar...
09/14/2019

Thanks to those who joined us for A Salute to Maritime Heritage on Thursday, September 12. Congratulations again to awardees Ian W. Toll and the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association!

Are you a K-12 teacher or know one? Spots are still available for the Educator Cruise on USS Constitution. Join us Frida...
09/11/2019

Are you a K-12 teacher or know one? Spots are still available for the Educator Cruise on USS Constitution. Join us Friday September 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. as the Ship transits Boston Harbor and learn about educational opportunities for students to engage with "Old Ironsides." Email [email protected] to register. Space is limited and selection is by lottery.

Thanks to everyone who came to the opening party for the Museum's Waterfront Patio this afternoon!
09/08/2019

Thanks to everyone who came to the opening party for the Museum's Waterfront Patio this afternoon!

Join us on Sun, Sept 8 from 1-4pm to celebrate the grand opening of the Museum’s Waterfront Patio – a community space at...
09/03/2019

Join us on Sun, Sept 8 from 1-4pm to celebrate the grand opening of the Museum’s Waterfront Patio – a community space at the base of Dry Dock #2, on the Baxter Road side, in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Enjoy free family-friendly activities and refreshments and participate in contests and games.

Calling all new recruits! Sign up for the free Family Firepower! program on Saturday, September 14, 3-5pm. Adults and ki...
08/30/2019

Calling all new recruits! Sign up for the free Family Firepower! program on Saturday, September 14, 3-5pm. Adults and kids 10+ learn how cannons work and test their own skills on board USS Constitution with Museum staff and crew from the Ship. Register online at bit.ly/2ZBmESd.

Join us for A Salute to Maritime Heritage on Thursday, September 12 at 5:30pm. Honorees include naval historian and best...
08/27/2019

Join us for A Salute to Maritime Heritage on Thursday, September 12 at 5:30pm. Honorees include naval historian and bestselling author Ian W. Toll and the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association. Program includes remarks at the Museum and a presentation and reception on USS Constitution. Tickets are available online bit.ly/2Z4idUB. Photo by Fred Leblanc.

Happy #NationalDogDay! The winner of our #usscmseadog contest is Captain Toby! Congrats to this water-loving pooch and h...
08/26/2019

Happy #NationalDogDay! The winner of our #usscmseadog contest is Captain Toby! Congrats to this water-loving pooch and his humans, Meagan Sarkis and @brecaires. Learn more about the inspiration for this contest, Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU.

Celebrate #NationalDogDay and Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU. Share photos of your sea ...
08/22/2019

Celebrate #NationalDogDay and Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU. Share photos of your sea dog’s nautical pride or seafaring skill. Top dog selected on 8/26! Tag #usscmseadog to enter. Deadline is 8/23, 12noon ET.

Thrilled to have USS Constitution crew members here giving tours to the new Chief Petty Officer Selects for Heritage Wee...
08/20/2019

Thrilled to have USS Constitution crew members here giving tours to the new Chief Petty Officer Selects for Heritage Weeks! They're learning about the three major battles of the War of 1812.

08/19/2019
USS Constitution

USS Constitution

HONORING THE BATTLE OF GUERRIERE LIVE - Join our commanding officer and two of our Sailors as they recall the famous battle between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812 here on Facebook Live for the battle's 207th anniversary! After their presentation we'll hold a Q&A session. Post your questions below!

Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for another fantastic #FreeFunFriday!
08/16/2019

Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for another fantastic #FreeFunFriday!

Everyone's having a ball at our Highland Street Foundation's #FreeFunFriday!
08/16/2019

Everyone's having a ball at our Highland Street Foundation's #FreeFunFriday!

We are open for #FreeFunFriday 2019! Visit for free from 9am-6pm ET today, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation!
08/16/2019

We are open for #FreeFunFriday 2019! Visit for free from 9am-6pm ET today, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation!

See you tomorrow for our #FreeFunFriday, courtesy of Highland Street Foundation!
08/15/2019

See you tomorrow for our #FreeFunFriday, courtesy of Highland Street Foundation!

Celebrate #NationalDogDay and Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU. Share photos of your sea ...
08/13/2019

Celebrate #NationalDogDay and Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU. Share photos of your sea dog’s nautical pride or seafaring skill. Top dog selected on 8/26! Tag @USSConstitutionMuseum and #USSConstitutionMuseum and #usscmseadog to enter. Deadline is 8/23, 12noon ET.

Visit for free this Friday, August 16, thanks to Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! #FreeFunFriday
08/13/2019

Visit for free this Friday, August 16, thanks to Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! #FreeFunFriday

Celebrate #NationalDogDay and Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU. Share photos of your sea ...
08/06/2019

Celebrate #NationalDogDay and Guerriere, a terrier who was on USS Constitution bit.ly/2KbwpBU. Share photos of your sea dog’s nautical pride or seafaring skill. Top dog selected on 8/26! Tag @USSConstitutionMuseum and #USSConstitutionMuseum and #usscmseadog to enter. Deadline is 8/23, 12noon ET.

USS Constitution
08/03/2019

USS Constitution

FREE BIRD! A friendly hawk has joined our crew in keeping watch aboard USS Constitution. This week he (or she) landed on the mizzen yard as our Sailors were aloft -- Help us think of a name for our new feathered friend. Post your ideas in the comments!

Calling all new recruits! Sign up for the free Family Firepower! program on Saturday, August 3, 3-5 pm. Adults and kids ...
07/30/2019
Family Firepower! - USS Constitution Museum

Calling all new recruits! Sign up for the free Family Firepower! program on Saturday, August 3, 3-5 pm. Adults and kids 10+ learn how cannons work and test their own skills on board USS Constitution! Lead by Museum staff and crew from the Ship. Register online at ussconstitutionmuseum.org/events/join-the-gun-crew.

Experience USS Constitution in a new way this summer – as a recruit on her historic gun crew! In this family-friendly program, you will learn about the tasks and skills required to make USS Constitution a successful warship. Learn the mechanics of cannons in the Museum and put your gun crew to the...

Come see our new Today’s Crew: USS Constitution exhibit. If you drop by from 2-4pm ET today, you can also meet a real cr...
07/25/2019
Today's Crew: USS Constitution - USS Constitution Museum

Come see our new Today’s Crew: USS Constitution exhibit. If you drop by from 2-4pm ET today, you can also meet a real crew member from USS Constitution!

https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/exhibits/todays-crew/

Meet the active duty crew members serving aboard USS Constitution today. Through candid video interviews and vibrant photographs, learn from them, in their own words, what it is like being in the United States Navy, spending time away from their families, and working aboard the oldest commissioned w...

07/17/2019
Hop Aboard the Water Taxi

Thanks to @TheHubToday and @ColtonBradford for featuring us in their water taxi segment today! #TheHubToday

https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/Hop-Aboard-the-Water-Taxi-512841562.html

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford hops on board the to cruise around Boston Harbor to Seaport, Charlestown, Lovejoy Wharf and beyond. For more information:  308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 (617) 426-6500 Building 22, Charlestown, Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129 (617) 426-1812 50 Lovejoy W...

USS Constitution
07/10/2019
USS Constitution

USS Constitution

We are looking forward to this incredibly historic underway!

Now open! Learn from today’s crew, in their own words, what it is like serving aboard @uss_constitution
07/04/2019

Now open! Learn from today’s crew, in their own words, what it is like serving aboard @uss_constitution

Meet the active duty crew members serving aboard USS Constitution today in our newest exhibit. Through candid video inte...
07/04/2019
Meet Today's Crew - USS Constitution Museum

Meet the active duty crew members serving aboard USS Constitution today in our newest exhibit. Through candid video interviews and vibrant photographs, learn from them, in their own words, what it is like being in the United States Navy, spending time away from their families, and working aboard the oldest commissioned warship afloat. Open now!

On July 4, 2019, the USS Constitution Museum opens a new exhibit featuring interviews with the diverse group of individuals who make up USS Constitution’s. . .

07/04/2019

Even the littlest visitors love our Built to Win Design Challenge!

Fun at the Museum! These visitors enjoyed our Built to Win Design Challenge. Come try for yourself!
07/04/2019

Fun at the Museum! These visitors enjoyed our Built to Win Design Challenge. Come try for yourself!

Address

22 1st Ave.
Boston, MA
02129

10 minute walk from North Station On the MBTA Water Shuttle and Bus Route #93 Near Sullivan Square station

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(617) 426-1812

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