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The history of USS Constitution tells the story of the American experience and who we are as a nation. During the War of 1812, USS Constitution’s diverse crew, separated from family and friends, lived disciplined lives in a shipboard world at war, threatened by nature and man. What they did together changed the nation, changed them as individuals, and contributed to Americans’ sense of national identity.

Our interactive, hands-on programs and tours for students (Grades PreK - 12th) bring to life the diverse crew on board USS Constitution and encourage your students to make personal connections with history. Click on the links below to learn about all of the options available.

Brave Little Sailors
Community and Courage
Simple Machines & USS Constitution
History tells a Story - the War of 1812
Launching to Legend - Outreach Program
Join the Mess - Life at Sea
War of 1812 - Why Fight?

Short on time? Consider a Hands-on History Program or a Self-Guided visit.  

Staff with kids in sailor clothes Staff leading school group Staff with kids on yard exhibit

Funding Woes?

The USS Constitution Museum is proud to be able to offer a variety of funding opportunities to school groups interested in visiting the Museum. Click here to find out more. 

Photos by Greg Cooper