USS Constitution Museum

Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129 - United States



Smithsonian Affiliate Museum Free Everyday

Museum Day Hours of Operation: 9:00 am ‐ 6:00 pm

The Museum preserves and shares the stories of "Old Ironsides" and those who shaped her history with award-winning minds-on, hands-on exhibits & programs for all ages. Only yards away from "Old Ironsides," the Museum is a "must see" for everyone visiting Boston.


All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812
Explore the harsh realities of life at sea and join USS Constitution just as the War of 1812 is declared. Discover the unique world afloat and the men and women that made history alongside USS Constitution. Hands-on activities, fascinating personal stories and rare artifacts make All Hands On Deck entertaining for visitors from 2 to 92.

Forest to Frigate
Forest to Frigate chronicles the Ship's first 200 years, how and why she was built, how she earned her fame in the War of 1812, and why the US Navy still preserves the 219-year old wooden frigate as a commissioned warship.

Old Ironsides War of 1812 Discovery Center
What was the War of 1812 all about? What were the causes and consequences of this forgotten war? The Old Ironsides 1812 Discovery Center addresses these questions through games and other interactive exhibits.

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