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Discover Constitution's History

A national icon for more than 200 years, Constitution has had a long and illustrious career. Explore her service from the beginning to the present day - and all of the adventures in between!
  • Chronology

    1794 March 27 - The Naval Armament Act authorizes the construction of six frigates ...

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  • The Captain's Clerk

    Articles and essays on topics in Constitution’s history, representing over 30 years of research by a former commanding officer of “Old Ironsides.”

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  • Captains of Constitution

    Captains of Constitution

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  • Crew

    In the fall of 2005 the USS Constitution Museum received an Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America grant to fund research into the lives of Constitution's War of 1812 crew.

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  • USS Constitution Today

    Watch a video about USS Constitution and read about the challenges involved in maintaining and restoring a national icon.

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