Plan Your Visit
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.
Spring – Summer
Open Daily | 9:00 – 6:00
Fall – Winter
Open Daily | 10:00 – 5:00
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Early 2:00 PM closure on December 24th.
*** MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED ***
Spring – Summer
Open Tuesday – Sunday | 10:00-6:00
Fall – Winter
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Open Wednesday – Sunday | 10:00-4:00
USS Constitution’s closing time in the spring and fall varies to allow for the firing of a gun when lowering the American flag at sunset. The ship is also closed on Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
*** Visit USS Constitution’s website for more information on closures due to COVID-19. ***
The museum has an admission of:
$10 for Adults
$5 for Children
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.
Prior to exploring the Museum, all guests are required to agree to the following safety policies:
- Wear a face mask over your nose and mouth at all times (Ages 2+)
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently
- Follow Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Travel Order
- Do not visit if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
Prior to going aboard USS Constitution, all guests will be required to:
- Answer a series of screening questions
- Wear a face covering
- Show federal or state photo identification (Ages 18+)
All visitors to USS Constitution are required to pass through a security screening, show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, and wear a face covering. Visitors under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card, but are required to go through the screening process and wear a face mask. 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.
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. An assistive listening system is available for our introductory film, the Nation’s Ship.
A Communication Book is available for download to help visitors communicate their needs during a trip to the Museum.
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.