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Charlestown Navy Yard

USS CONSTITUTION, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, promotes the United States Navy and America’s naval heritage through educational outreach, public access and historic demonstrations both in port and underway. Located in Charlestown Navy Yard and part of Boston's Freedom Trail, the ship is open for FREE PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS throughout the year. ALL PERSONS AGE 18 AND OLDER MUST PRESENT A VALID FEDERAL OR STATE-ISSUED PHOTO I.D. OR PASSPORT TO BOARD THE SHIP.

This will be the final summer visitors can tour Constitution at her berth in Charlestown Navy Yard until 2018, as the ship will enter dry dock (also located in Charlestown Navy Yard) in early 2015 for scheduled restoration work.

Visitors to 'Old Ironsides' will have the opportunity to tour the ship's top three decks (spar, gun, and berth). Each deck will be manned by one of Constitution's active duty U.S. Navy Sailors, who will be on-hand to answer visitors' questions in addition to giving brief guided tours to illustrate Constitution's storied past.

* Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for a mandatory airport-style security screening, which is required for all visitors (civilian & military, even in uniform).

** Tour times and formats are subject to change due to factors including weather conditions, tidal conditions and tour group sizes.

 

Summer Hours of Operation

Ship in summer

April 1 - September 30
OPEN Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Fall & Winter Hours of Operation

Ship in winter

October 1 - October 31
OPEN Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

November 1 - March 31
OPEN Thursday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


** Tour times and formats are subject to change due to factors including
weather conditions, tidal conditions and tour group sizes.

 

USS CONSTITUTION is OPEN for the following Federal holidays:

Memorial Day | Patriot's Day | Independence Day | Labor Day | Columbus Day | Veterans Day

 

USS CONSTITUTION is CLOSED for the following holidays:

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday | President's Day | Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day | New Year's Day

 

Be sure to visit the historic sites linked below to complete your Charlestown Navy Yard experience!

USS Constitution Museum
National Park Service Boston
USS Cassin Young