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At the USS Constitution Museum you don’t just learn about history you experience it!  Join us in participating in one or more of our many events. Questions?  Call 617.426.1812


2015 Ship Model ShowJanuary 31 - March 21

36th Annual USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild Model Show
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Daily


The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present the 2015 Ship Model Show. This year’s show highlights whaling ships and boats. Exquisite ship models - and even some whales - will be on display along with maritime paintings by members of the American Society of Marine Artists. With over 50 handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today. Explore the show through our scavenger hunt or join in the fun of a hands-on activity - either way, a visit to the Museum and the show is a great way for your family to spend the day!

 


February 14 – February 22

Sailing into History: February School Vacation
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

On February 20, 1815, Captain Charles Stewart of USS Constitution had to face not one, but two ships in battle.  Find out the story behind this exciting engagement and help commemorate Constitution’s third, and last, victory in the War of 1812. Hands-on family programs about teamwork, courage, and battle will be available throughout the day. Photo by Greg Copper.



This event is part of Winter on the Waterfront. For the full schedule of waterfront events, download the free brochure or pick up your copy at the Museum.

 


February 15

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Listen, learn, and lift your voices! Participate in your Maritime Heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. These monthly gatherings, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are family friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.

 

 


February 20

Bicentennial of the HMS Cyane & HMS Levant Battle
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On February 20, the USS Constitution Museum will commemorate Constitution’s third and final battle during the War of 1812 against HMS Cyane & HMS Levant. At 12 noon, the same time the first shots were fired (local time), Constitution will fire a commemorative salute. From 12 noon until 5pm, US Navy sailors from the Ship will be offering special Cyane and Levant battle tours on both Constitution and at the Museum. At 5pm, Constitution will fire a final salute to mark the final shots of the battle.


March 15

Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Listen, learn, and lift your voices! Participate in your Maritime Heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum. These monthly gatherings, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are family friendly and open to anyone who would like to participate.

 

 



April 18 – April 26

Ship Shape: April School Vacation Week
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


It took three years to construct USS Constitution - America’s oldest surviving naval ship. During April School Vacation Week find out what it took to build and maintain a ship like “Old Ironsides,” from the live oak in her hull to the caulking that keeps her afloat. Hands-on family programs about science and engineering will be available throughout the day.