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.
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.
The museum has a suggested admission of:
$10 – $15 for Adults
$5 – $10 for Children
$25 – $45 for Families
$75 – $250 for Groups
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.
The Ship 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.
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. For a full list of banned and restricted items, visit the Ship’s website.
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 Social Narrative and Communication Book are available for download to help prepare visitors for their trip to the Museum. These resources are also available in our Sensory Backpacks that can be rented at the Museum’s admission desk.
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.