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Set sail on a voyage of discovery today!

Come aboard USS Constitution, “America’s Ship of State,” and meet the active duty sailors who are part of her legacy today. Then, go deeper into the Ship’s history at the USS Constitution Museum with interactive exhibits, hands-on programs, and a vast collection of artifacts that are fun for all ages. Conveniently located on the Freedom Trail, discover for yourself why the Ship and Museum are consistently voted a “must-see” attraction in Boston.

USS Constitution (the Ship) is owned by the United States Navy and operated separately from the Museum. Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information on visiting the Ship.

Museum + Ship’s Hours

Museum Hours

Open Daily | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Museum is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day and has an early closure at 2:00 PM on December 24th.

Ship Hours

Open Tuesday– Sunday | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays

The Ship is also closed on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information about visiting the Ship.

Museum Admission

The Museum has a suggested admission of:

$10 – $15 for Adults
$5 – $10 for Children

Please help us keep our doors open for all by being as generous as possible.

The USS Constitution Museum is proud to offer several discounted or free admission programs to individuals, families, and groups. Visit our Ways to Save page to find out more.

Ship Admission

When the Ship is open, it is free to visit on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that visitors 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. Visitors under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card.

Visitor Policies

The safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority. We ask all visitors to:

  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.  Masks are available for interested patrons.
  • Do not visit if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Do not eat or drink in the exhibits.
  • Be respectful of fellow visitors, Museum Staff and Museum exhibits.

All visitors to USS Constitution are required to pass through a security screening and show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. Visitors under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card, but are required to go through the screening process. Similar to airport security, visitors will be asked to remove bulky articles of clothing such as jackets, all jewelry, watches, belts, and all bags, luggage, or backpacks to allow the item to be examined.

Museum Accessibility

The Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. The Museum’s two-floors of exhibits are physically accessible to walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, and strollers. Service animals are welcome, but must be under the control of the owner at all times.

A Communication Book and Social Narrative are available for download to help visitors communicate their needs during a trip to the Museum.

Ship Accessibility

Maintained in its 1812-era configuration, access to USS Constitution is limited to visitors who can safely walk aboard the Ship’s top (spar) deck unassisted. Access to the below decks requires climbing and descending steep ladder-like steps. Wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and strollers are not allowed on board and must be left on the pier while touring the ship.

Visitors with service animals are authorized to tour the top (spar) deck of the Ship. Though not required by law, proof of the service animal’s status as a verified service animal makes the security screening procedure more efficient. Service animals must be on a leash or harness and under control of the owner at all times.