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Salute to Veterans

November 11, 2021

Spend Veterans Day at the USS Constitution Museum.

This Veteran’s Day, the USS Constitution Museum is honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans with special programs for veterans and their families on Thursday, November 11. Thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding these tributes to veterans as part of the Museum’s Salute to Service Initiative. 

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Veterans Day Activities

Free Admission | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Throughout the day, veterans and their families are welcome to visit the hands-on, award-winning exhibits at the Museum free of charge. 

Gallery Programming | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Visitors of all ages can join in gallery activities during their visit on Veteran’s Day: Try your hand at building and racing ships in our Built to Win design challenge or see if you have the stomach for sailor food as you learn about 1812 meals on “Old Ironsides” with an educator.

Thank a Veteran | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Say ‘thank you’ to a veteran by writing a note in the Museum. Visitors can give these letters to a veteran in their or leave them with Museum staff to be distributed to veterans nationwide.

USS Constitution Tour for Veterans | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Veteran visitors can register for this behind-the-scenes tour of USS Constitution with an active duty crew member. Space is limited! See additional information below.

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USS Constitution Tour for Veterans, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Veterans are invited to register in advance for a special behind-the-scenes tour of USS Constitution. This 90-minute tour will begin at the Museum before the group proceeds to the Ship at Pier 1 with a Navy guide. All veterans participating in the tour will receive a special gift of appreciation for their service from the Museum at the end of the tour. USS Constitution is a historic vessel and participants will use ladders to travel from deck to deck onboard.

This tour is exclusively for veterans and their guests. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please note, this is not an underway cruise.


Registration for this tour has ended. 



Date: November 11, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm



USS Constitution Museum

Phone: 617-426-1812




USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown, MA, USA