The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
USS Constitution Hours
July 10 – Early September Closed due to undocking schedule
Early September – November 05 (Tentative)
Open Tuesday-Friday | 2:30 – 5:00
Open Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 – 5:00 Closed Monday
November 06 – April 15 (Tentative)
Open Thursday & Friday | 2:30 – 4:00*
Open Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 – 4:00* Closed Monday – Wednesday *Last tour leaves at 3:30
The Ship is closed Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
The USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution (the Ship) are operated separately. Please visit USS Constitution‘s website for the most up-to-date information on visiting the Ship.
Visiting USS Constitution
USS Constitution entered the Charlestown Navy Yard’s Dry Dock 1 on May 18, 2015, for 26 months of restoration work. Beginning Monday, July 10, Constitution is temporarily closed to the public for final preparations for exiting dry dock on July 23. From late July through August while the ship is closed, the restoration project will continue as more of Constitution’s rig is installed and her replica guns and carriages are put back on board. Constitution Sailors will provide pier side interpretation of the ship daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the ship reopens in early September.
When Constitution re-opens to the public in September it will be on a first-come, first-serve basis during their operating hours. 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.
Interested in a private group tour of USS Constitution? Contact the Ship’s Public Affairs office at 617-242-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All tours are granted on a case-by-case basis and can only be accommodated outside of the Ship’s public hours of operation.
The USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated separately. Information listed above is subject to change at any time. Please visit USS Constitution‘s website for the most up-to-date information on visiting the Ship.
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Individuals & Families The Museum has a suggested donation of $5-$10 for adults, $3-$5 for children, and $20-$25 for families. However, any amount is greatly appreciated.
Groups Groups of 10 or more people are required to make an advance reservation to visit the Museum. Click here for more information on reserving your visit and cost.
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!
Directions and public transportation options can be found here. Check out the MBTA website for a personalized route to the Museum.
Off street parking is available at the Nautica Parking Garage, located at 88 ConstitutionRoad, Charlestown, MA 02129. The Museum is a five minute walk from the garage. Street and metered parking are available in select locations (time limits may apply). Please note: Validation is available for the Nautica Parking Garage at the Museum and the National Park Service Visitor Center.
Food & Beverage
The Museum does not have a dining facility, but we do sell drinks and snacks inside the Museum Store. See the “In Our Neighborhood” page for local restaurant suggestions.
All of the Museum’s galleries and restrooms are accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs. USS Constitution’s accessibility may differ.