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Planned Giving

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The Museum is a private non-profit and does not receive government funding for operations. In order to fulfill its mission in the future, the Museum will require a strong endowment. One way to build this critical foundation for the future is through making a bequest or planned gift to the Museum. Income from the endowment supports the Museum’s efforts to preserve and interpret USS Constitution's precious legacy and it is the "Old Ironsides" Society members who serve as the core contributors to this critical fund. Planned gifts, in the form of charitable gift annuities, bequests, trusts, life insurance policies, or gifts of property, are added to the Museum’s endowment. This income has an enduring impact on our ability to perpetuate "Old Ironsides’" legacy through collection, preservation, and educational endeavors. To join this special group of people who are committed to ensuring the story of "Old Ironsides" is never forgotten, please contact us at GetInvolved@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or (617) 426-1812.

Benefits of joining the Old Ironsides Society include:

  • Lifetime membership in the Old Ironsides Society

  • Invitations to special events honoring the members of the Old Ironsides Society

  • Special recognition in the Museum's annual report

  • The personal satisfaction of knowing your generosity will inspire future generations with Constitution's legacy.


*The USS Constitution Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum.