After visiting the USS Constitution Museum, do not forget to check out the other local historic sites in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood, including USS Cassin Young and the Bunker Hill Monument. For more Boston museums information, visit Blue Star Museums online.
Interested in taking a trolley tour around the city? You can start your tour right in our neighborhood and purchase your tickets inside the USS Constitution Museum Store!
The US Navy welcomes you to take a tour of USS Constitution. Please note, the USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated separately and do not share the same hours of operation. The Ship's hours and security information listed below are subject to change at any time. For more information on visiting "Old Ironsides", please visit the US Navy's website here.
November 01 - March 31
Open Thursday –Sunday, 10:00 - 4:00
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
April 01 - October 31
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 - 6:00
Required Security Procedures
In an effort to ensure the safety of all visitors to USS Constitution, additional measures have been recently implemented to the ship's security procedures. Visitors ages 18 and over wishing to embark USS Constitution must present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance. (Examples include: driver's license, passport, etc.) Additionally, all bags will be visually inspected at the security entrance. Visitors under the age of 18 wishing to embark do not require an approved ID; however, all visitors, except infants, will receive a hand stamp from the security guards, so crew members can verify they have been cleared to embark the ship.
Visitors wishing to only enter the ship's perimeter and/or the nearby National Park Service Visitor Center, but not embark the ship, do not require an approved ID, but are still subject to a visual inspection of all bags.
There are several family-friendly restuarants and cafes within a half-mile of the Museum:
American Baker's Cafe (39 1st Ave., 0.1 miles)
Tedeschi's (1 1st Ave., 0.1 miles)
Style Cafe (197 8th St., 0.3 miles)
Max and Dylan's (1 Chelsea St., 0.5 miles)
Ironside Grill (25 Park St., 0.7 miles)
The Warren Tavern (2 Pleasant St., 0.7 miles)
The Massachusetts Korean War Memorial is a great picnic spot and is less than a five minute walk from the Museum. Walk down 1st Avenue and head up towards the grassy area directly behind the Catherine Filene-Shouse Building. American Baker's Cafe, Style Cafe, and Tedeschi's serve food to go.
A family playground is located just a few yards away from the Massachusetts Korean War Memorial.