US Military & Veterans
The USS Constitution Museum is proud to welcome and serve active-duty military members, Veterans, and their families with innovative programs and exhibits about America’s Ship of State and today’s military experience.
Current Programs & Exhibits
Are you an active-duty sailor, naval reservist, naval veteran, or family member of a naval service member? We invite you to join a discussion program called Sailors Speak: The Impact of War on Naval Veterans, their Families, and the Country. Volunteer participants will leave with a greater understanding of the historical context of military service, an increased sense of belonging, and newly forged relationships. Learn more and join the conversation on our website.
USS Constitution Crew Alumni Association
Calling all former crew of “Old Ironsides”! The USS Constitution Museum has established an alumni association for former crew members of USS Constitution. The USS Constitution Crew Alumni Association will help former shipmates stay connected to one another, the Ship, and crew from other periods through email newsletters, annual reunions and homecoming weekends, virtual gatherings, and more. Learn more and sign up to join online.
Free Admission Program
The USS Constitution Museum is honored to once again participate in the Blue Star Museum program. From Armed Forces Day to Labor Day, admission is free for active-duty military families. Veterans and active-duty military continue to receive free admission year round. The Museum is open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
In-Person & Virtual Field Trips
Bring the USS Constitution Museum and USS Constitution to your students! Our Education Team offers in-person and live virtual field trips to engage students in the history of “Old Ironsides.” Several of our programs are co-facilitated with a US Navy sailor on board USS Constitution. Learn more on our Field Trips page.
Today’s Crew Exhibit
Learn about the modern crew of USS Constitution through candid video interviews and vibrant photographs as they share their thoughts on what it’s like to be in the United States Navy and work aboard the oldest commissioned warship afloat.
"I was here 20 years ago and it was one of the reasons I became a sailor. Now that I have a family I had to bring them."
"I’m in the Navy, and being able to see the ship, its artifacts, and learn about its sailors is amazing. It’s a piece of living history and I love it."
"The Museum is great! I have visited several Navy museums in the past, but this is the first one to make me feel a part of something larger than myself."
"I visited here when I was 10 or 12 and it was a big part of why I joined the Navy."
“I think this is the first time that my son really understands what my job in the Navy is about and why it is worth it. Thank you.”
Programs for the military community at the USS Constitution Museum are a part of the Salute to Service Initiative, made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.