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USS Constitution Museum: Learn about the Role of "Old Ironsides" in U.S. Naval History

Young girl in a blue 1812 captain\'s uniform while kids learn in background
Interactive exhibits and engaging programs for all ages await you at the USS Constitution Museum!

Image courtesy USS Constitution Museum

How was the USS Constitution built? What was life like for a sailor on the USS Constitution? Explore the answers to these questions at the USS Constitution Museum, which dives into the history of the oldest active vessel in the United States Navy. Serving as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, the Museum provides engaging and hands-on experiences for all visitors.

For current hours of operation and to learn more about the USS Constitution Museum's programs and exhibits, visit the USS Constitution Museum website.

The USS Constitution Museum is partner-operated site within the National Parks of Boston.

30-90 Minutes
Museum Exhibits

Service animals are welcome, but must be under the control of the owner at all times.

USS Constitution Museum encourages visitors to make a donation to support the mission of education and engagement. Suggested donations are:

  • $10 – $15 for Adults
  • $5 – $10 for Children
The USS Constitution Museum is located in Building 22 of the Charlestown Navy Yard. It is directly across the pier from USS Constitution.

Reservations are not required, however organized groups and field trips should contact the museum first. Visit their website for more information.

The Museum is open year-round.

Accessibility Information

The USS Constitution Museum strives to be accessible to visitors. The exhibit spaces are physically accessible. An assistive listening system is available for their introductory film. Service animals are welcome, but must be under the control of the owner at all times.

Boston National Historical Park

Last updated: May 26, 2023