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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
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uss constitution museum photoThe USS Constitution Museum is just steps from the ship and houses over 3000 original artifacts, as well as artwork and opportunities for hands-on activities (toddlers can turn the wheel of a ship).

• Learn how a wooden hull helped earn the nickname 'Old Ironsides.'
• Discover how 'Old Ironsides' has remained undefeated since being launched in 1797.
• Find out out school children contributed pennies to help save 'Old Ironsides.'
• See how sailors ate a diet of hardtack and grog, and climbed masts 200 feet in the air

Get an insider's view of Old Ironsides, The USS Constitution Museum and Bunker Hill in our Adventures in Charlestown with Kids photo guide.

Check the calendar for periodic family events. There is room enough for strollers and a they have good sized ladies room.

Touring USS Constitution
The US Navy welcomes you to take a tour of USS Constitution. Please note, the USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated separately and do not share the same hours of operation. The Ship's hours listed below are subject to change at any time.

For more information on visiting the Old Ironsides, please visit the US Navy's website:

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April 01 - October 31
USS Constitution is OPEN for public visitation:
Open Tuesday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 01 - March 15
Exhibit Galleries & Museum Store
Open Daily, 10:00 - 5:00
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

November 2 - March 14
Open Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday through Wednesday
Exhibit Galleries & Museum Store
Open Daily, 9:00 - 6:00

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General Public: Admission by donation;
Fees apply to groups of 10 or more



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