USS Constitution to Begin Summer Hours
USS Constitution and her crew are scheduled to expand their hours for free public visitation and tours for the summer season, starting April 30.
During summer hours of operation, Constitution will be open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All guests, age 18 and older, are required to show a valid state or federal photo I.D. or a passport to board the ship.
While aboard, guests may walk the ship at their own pace and ask questions to the ship’s activeduty Navy Sailors.
In addition to answering guests’ questions, Sailors give presentations on the ship’s history every 30 minutes.
All Constitution visitors are encouraged to visit the USS Constitution Museum, also located in the Charlestown Navy Yard and open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The museum features historic artifacts from the Age of Sail and hands-on, interactive exhibits.
USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855. Designated America’s Ship of State, Constitution and her crew engage in community outreach and education about the ship’s history and the importance of naval power to more than 500,000 visitors each year.