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USS CONSTITUTION: Explore this Historic Ship

Students aboard the USS Constitution gathered around a sailor who is speaking to them.
Students listening to a sailor talking about the history of the ship.

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Stepping aboard USS Constitution, you are walking the decks of the Nation's Ship of State and the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy. Imagine what life was like for the sailors who lived and worked aboard "Old Ironsides." Today, the USS Constitution's naval officers and crew serve as interpretative historians, sharing the history and stories of this ship with visitors.

To access USS Constitution, visitors must enter via a security checkpoint at the Navy Yard Visitor Center. Photo ID is required for individuals age 18 and older for access. This is for added security for USS Constitution, an active navy ship.

For more information, please see the USS Constitution's Hours and Visitor Info page.

The USS Constitution is operated by the United States Navy, a partner to the National Parks of Boston.

Details
When open, the active-duty crewmembers of USS Constitution guide visitors through the history and decks of this historic warship. Depending on season and visitor demand, crew may provided informational talks at set locations on board, or will organize timed guided tours, first come, first served.

Service animals are allowed on the top deck. For more information on Service Animals, please see the USS Constitution's Hours and Visitor Info page.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

To access the USS Constitution, visitors must enter the Navy Yard Visitor Center via a security checkpoint. Photo ID may be required for access. This is for added security for USS Constitution, an active navy ship.

The USS Constitution is open on a limited schedule. For more information, please see the USS Constitution's Hours and Visitor Info page.

The USS Constitution is open on a limited schedule. For more information, please see the USS Constitution's Hours and Visitor Info page.

Accessibility Information

USS Constitution is a historic ship with limited accessibility. A ramp provides access to the top deck dependent on tide conditions. Service animals are allowed on the top deck.

Individuals can explore the ship through this virtual tour.

For more information on Accessibility, please visit the USS Constitution's Hours and Visitor Info page.

Last updated: June 21, 2021