March 13, 2020
USS Constitution Museum Closes for Public Health Emergency
CHARLESTOWN, MA (March 13, 2020) — The USS Constitution Museum has temporarily closed in response to the coronavirus public health emergency and to minimize spread of COVID-19. The Museum will reassess the public health situation at the end of March.
“The safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor new developments closely,” said Museum President & CEO Anne Grimes Rand.
To serve students and the public who are working remotely, the Museum will provide complimentary access to additional content on its digital platforms for adults, children, educators, and students. The content will include videos, images, blog posts, and other materials, which will be shared daily on the Museum’s robust website and social media channels.
About the USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her. This award-winning, educational non-profit welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year and provides a hands-on, minds-on environment where inter-generational groups seeking an enjoyable, educational experience can have fun while learning and exploring history together. The USS Constitution Museum’s mission is to engage all ages in the story of “Old Ironsides” to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience. For more information, visit www.usscm.org.