Happy Thanksgiving! In between preparing your own meal today, take a closer look at one of the staples of a sailor’s diet – the ship’s biscuit! Assistant Manager of Interpretation & Visitor Services, Gary Foreman, shows you the step-by-step process of baking this hard bread at home. ... See MoreSee Less
The wardrooms of well-to-do officers on early frigates abounded with fine tableware that included glass decanters for wine. Not only were glass decanters a luxury for officers, but the rations of wine they held were far superior to the watered down grog doled out to the enlisted crew. This decanter may have been on board USS Constitution during the ship’s two long Mediterranean cruises from May 1821 to July 1828. bit.ly/3chiYvx ... See MoreSee Less
The wardrooms of the early frigates abounded with tableware such as this decanter, but few shipboard objects as fragile as this survive today. This decanter is exceptionally rare as it was used in the...
A national icon for more than 200 years, USS Constitution is a successful ship by any standard of definition. Was it all luck? Not quite. Explore the design structure, teamwork, and people involved in “Old Ironsides” success in this virtual tour of the USS Constitution Museum.
There will be a live question and answer session with tour guides, Jim Bennett and Susan Reed, after the video premiere. ... See MoreSee Less
The towering waves and battering winds common to life at sea often turned the regular routines of life into impossible tasks - including sitting down to a hearty feast! Check out our blog to learn more about the difficulties of dining on a ship at sea: bit.ly/3kEbBCm ... See MoreSee Less