July 28, 2022
USS Constitution Museum Winner of Two Awards in Boston Parents Paper
CHARLESTOWN, MA (July 28, 2022)—The USS Constitution Museum is the winner in the “Historic Sites & Tours” and “Museums & Attractions” categories for Boston Parents’ Family Favorites.
It is the fifth year in a row that the Museum has received the “Historic Sites & Tours” award from the readers of Boston Parents Paper.
All winners will be featured in Boston Parents Paper’s August 2022 issue.
Boston Parents’ Family Favorites gives readers in Greater Boston and throughout the Northeast a chance to voice their opinions on their personal family favorites in 100 categories. Voting is conducted in a two-round process: the first round gathers open write-in nominations and the second round asks voters to select their favorite from the top nominees in each category.
“We appreciate the support of our local families and are honored to receive two awards from Boston Parents Paper readers this year,” said Anne Grimes Rand, USS Constitution Museum President & CEO. “The USS Constitution Museum is proud to educate and engage families from Boston and beyond, sharing the stories of ‘Old Ironsides’ through hands-on exhibits and memorable experiences.”
The USS Constitution Museum recently launched an exciting new LEGO Shipyard exhibit. It features a six-foot LEGO model of “Old Ironsides” and challenge build activities for families, including building a boat and trying to make it sail in a water tank.
The Museum’s many family-friendly exhibits also include All Hands On Deck. Visitors are invited to learn not just by reading, but by doing. They scrub the decks, scramble aloft to furl a sail, eat a meal of salted meat and ship’s biscuit, crawl into a hammock, and meet their fellow crew–both young and old–who lived aboard “Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812.
About the USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by offering award-winning exhibits where all ages can have fun while learning and exploring history together. The Museum’s mission is to engage visitors in the story of Constitution to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience. The Museum is open seven days a week with a pay-what-you-wish admission policy, and the Virtual Museum is open 24/7. The USS Constitution Museum is a 2022 winner in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice in the “Best History Museum” category. For more information, visit usscm.org.
About Boston Parents Paper
Boston Parents Paper is an award-winning magazine and website with information, tips, and resources that parents across Massachusetts have depended on for over 30 years. For more information: bostonparentspaper.com.