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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
 


July 1 - July 7

A RARE SIGHT!
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Not for 20 years has the public seen “Old Ironsides” below the waterline. Now you can! Hands-on displays and programs led by museum educators and ship’s crew get you in touch with history while you watch shipwrights “spruce up” this national treasure.
 

This event is a part of Boston Harborfest 2015. For a full listing of events visit http://www.bostonusa.com/harborfest/.

 


July 4

Salute to Freedom Lunch Cruise
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Boarding begins at 11:30 am)
in Partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises

 

Looking for a perfectly patriotic and uniquely entertaining way to spend your Independence Day this year?  Boston Harbor Cruises, in partnership with the USS Constitution Museum invite you to set sail for an afternoon of sites, history and celebration on our Salute to Freedom Lunch Cruise.   Departing from Long Wharf, Boston, this two and a half hour tour is sure to bring your inner patriot to life while you feast on a delicious lunch buffet crafted by Boston’s own Chart House restaurant!

Explore the many facets of Boston Harbor’s extraordinary maritime history with expert narration provided by USS Constitution Museum historians and BHC's Director of Narration.  Relax and enjoy the views as you hear the accounts and tales of the days of yore, including the vital role that waterfront shipbuilding, the US Navy and the resources of the Harbor itself played in charting Boston’s – and America’s – course toward prosperity and independence.

And, what would Independence Day on Boston Harbor be without a chance to pay homage to our local maritime star, “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution?  Currently in dry dock for a three year restoration project you’ll get an up close look at the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, coupled with an insider’s perspective and all the latest information on Constitution’s intricate rehabilitation project, from the experts onboard.

Tickets cost $69.95 (plus 7% fee for MA meals tax and Boston Sightseeing Tour Surcharge). Tickets can be purchased online at Boston Harbor Cruises' website.

 


July 19

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.

 

 


July 29

Paint Nite at the Museum!
7:00 pm


Looking for a fun night out? Get inspired by the art at the USS Constitution Museum, sign a piece of copper going onto USS Constitution, and create your very own masterpiece! 

At Paint Nite, a master artist will give us step-by-step instructions to create a work of art – while we socialize and enjoy a glass of wine. We’ll all go home with a masterpiece. No art experience needed! 

Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to the USS Constitution Museum which serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.  

Please RSVP and register now at https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/boston/895360

Tickets are $45.


 


August 14

Guerriere the Terrier's Birthday Party!
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! Guerriere the Terrier is a very special dog. He was brought on board Ship in 1814 by Lt. Beekman Van Hoffman and quickly become a valuable part of Constitution's family. Today, he is the Museum's mascot and helps lead visitors upstairs to the Museum's All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life for Me! exhibit.

 

Special thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for supporting the Free Fun Friday program and this event. For a full listing of all the 2015 Free Fun Friday sites, click here

 


August 16

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.

 

 


September 5 - September 7

A Knot-ical Time
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
 

Come learn the ropes this Labor Day weekend at the USS Constitution Museum. Visitors to the Museum will be able to balance on a footrope to furl a sail, scrub the deck with a holystone, practice their knot tying skills, and cook a (make-believe) meal. After all of this exhausting work, don’t forget to take a nap in one of our hammocks!

 

 


September 20

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.

 



October 10 – October 21

Launching a Legend
9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Join the USS Constitution Museum as we celebrate “Old Ironsides” 218th birthday! Explore over 200 years of history in our hand-on exhibits and participate in daily programs that bring her history to life.

 


October 18

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.

 

 


November 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.

 

 


November 18

Photo by Greg M. Cooper
 

Chairman's Dinner & Awards Ceremony
6:00 pm
at the Seaport Boston Hotel


Join us for a festive evening as the Museum honors James T. Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council, and New York Times Bestselling author William Martin.  The evening will also include a silent auction and the opportunity to support future programming and activities at the Museum.  Funding from this event helps to keep our doors open to all, allowing us to share the stories of USS Constitution and her crew with over 300,000 visitors each year.

 


December 20

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.