The USS Constitution Museum houses the largest collection of USS Constitution-related objects assembled in one location. The collection includes a wide range of artifacts and records that span the Constitution‘s 200+ year history and encompass the ship’s origins, her role in the early republic, her continuing story, and on those who have shaped her history.
The collections are also rich in the human dimension of the crew. The Museum owns unique personal mementos from the crew that reveal the pride they felt in their ship. Through personal possessions such as journals, correspondence, and photographs, the Museum strives to bring the stories of the people associated with the ship to life.
The collections are made available through exhibition and via the Samuel Eliot Morison Memorial Library with the goal of encouraging scholarship, research, and new interpretations of USS Constitution‘s history.
To see some of the Museum’s own research and projects, be sure to check out Log Lines, the official blog of the Museum’s curatorial department and the best source for current research on USS Constitution and her crew. Here, you can take a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s archives and collections, gain new insights into Constitution’s history, and explore some of our favorite artifacts and recent acquisitions.