USS Constitution’s past comes to life through objects, stories, and hands-on experiences with a visit to the USS Constitution Museum! From self-guided exploration in our award-winning exhibits to fun interdisciplinary programs with our talented staff, there is something for every type of group to discover.
Visiting USS Constitution
USS Constitution (the Ship) is operated by the United States Navy and can be accessed during their operating hours on a first come, first served basis. Please be aware that visitors to the Ship must pass through a security inspection and show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before embarking on USS Constitution.
Unable to visit the Museum in-person? Enjoy these on-demand videos and live programs designed for an adult audience.
Anatomy of Victory Virtual Tour
A national icon for more than 200 years, USS Constitution is a successful ship by any standard of definition. Was it all luck? Not quite. Explore the design structure, teamwork, and people involved in “Old Ironsides” success in this virtual highlight tour of the USS Constitution Museum.
Beginning in September 2021, the Museum will once again offer in-person adult programs to small groups. To request a facilitated program at the USS Constitution Museum, please visit the Request a Program tab.
Anatomy of Victory Guided Tour
A national icon for more than 200 years, USS Constitution is a successful ship by any standard of definition. Was it all luck? Not quite. Explore the design structure, teamwork, and people involved in “Old Ironsides” success in this 30-minute guided tour that will have your group moving throughout two-floors of galleries, furling a sail, and watching a theatrical retelling of the Ship’s most famous battle.
Adults │ Maximum 15 people │ 30 minutes│ $100
Don’t just learn about history, experience it! Your group can independently explore two floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits or shop for something special to take home in the Museum Store. Self-guided group visits are welcome at any time during the Museum’s operating hours. Admission is first-come, first-served for self-guided visits. Reservations are not required or accepted.
Adults │ 60 minutes recommended │ Suggested Admission $10-$15 per adult
Bus Drop-off & Parking
The Charlestown Navy Yard has a designated turnaround area located on Constitution Road for bus drop-off. Afterwards, The Boston Autoport (100 Terminal Street) in Charlestown is available for short-term motor coach and school bus parking. The cost is $10.00 for school buses and $20.00 for coach buses. The Boston Autoport is a privately owned and operated facility is not affiliated with the USS Constitution Museum.
On arrival, the group leader should proceed inside to the museum’s admission desk to check-in for the program. During check-in, the group leader will be asked to confirm numbers, process any payment due, and then will be introduced to the educator that will be leading the program. If your group is running late or is unable to make the program’s start time, please call the museum’s admission desk at 617-426-1812 x. 101. If the group arrives late, the museum reserves the right to modify the program or change the reservation to a self-guided visit.
The Museum requires changes or cancellations at least one week prior to the date of the program.
COVID-19 Visitor Policies
The safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority. We ask all visitors to:
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently
- Do not visit if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
In the case of inclement weather, call 617-426-1812 to find out if the museum is open. If the museum is closed, an outgoing message will play with an announcement, and we will follow up to reschedule. If the museum is open, we will expect your group as scheduled. If you still choose not to visit, but notify us, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged to the credit card on file. If you do not notify us, all cancellation policies remain in effect.
Please note that the Charlestown Navy Yard does not have any indoor facilities or sheltered outdoor spaces for groups to eat lunch. However, there are plenty of green spaces to enjoy a picnic-style lunch.
Reservation Process and Payment
To schedule an in-person facilitated program at the Museum, please fill out the Program Request Form below. Once you submit the form, our Education Coordinator will reach out to confirm availability, collect credit card information, and finalize the reservation. Full payment is due at time of confirmation. A credit card is required to reserve a facilitated program at the USS Constitution Museum. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Questions? Contact our Education Coordinator by phone at 617-426-1812 x146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.