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Museum Hours

USS Constitution* Hours   

April 01 - October 31
Open Daily | 9:00 - 6:00

November 01 - March 31
Open Daily | 10:00 - 5:00
Closed Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day     

June 9 - September 30
Open Tuesday - Friday | 2:30 - 6:00
Open Saturday - Sunday | 10:00 - 6:00
Closed Mondays

USS Constitution will be closed on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

*The USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution (the Ship) are not operated by the same organization. See the Ship's website for the most up-to-date information about hours.


Individuals & Families

The Museum has a suggested donation of $5.00-$10.00 for Adults, $3.00-$5.00 for Children, and $20.00-$25.00 for Families. However, any amount is greatly appreciated.  


Are you visiting with a group of ten or more people? Click here for information on group visits and costs.

Visiting USS Constitution in Dry Dock

Constitution is still open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis during their operating hours. Please be aware that visitors must pass through a security inspection and show federal or state photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, before embarking on USS Constitution. Visitors under the age of 18 do not require a photo identification card. While on board, you might choose to pose for a picture at her helm, or by the Ship's bell.

The USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated separately. Information listed above is subject to change at any time. Please visit USS Constitution's website for the most up-to-date information on visiting the Ship.


Directions and public transportation options can be found here. Check out the MBTA website for a personalized route to the Museum. 


Off street parking is available at the Nautica Parking Garage, located at 88 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129. The Museum is a five minute walk from the garage. Street and metered parking are available in select locations (time limits may apply). Please note: Validation is available for the Nautica Parking Garage at the Museum and the National Park Service Visitor Center.

Food & Beverage

The Museum does not have a dining facility, but we do sell drinks and snacks inside the Museum Store. See the "In Our Neighborhood" page for local restaurant suggestions.


All of the Museum's galleries and restrooms are accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs. USS Constitution's accessibilty may differ.

 Museum Store

Books, games, apparel, and sourvenirs are available in the Museum store and on the Museum Store's website.

After your visit to the Museum

The story does not end with Constitution! Visit the Navy Yard Visitor Center's  "Serving the Naval Fleet" exhibit to learn about the history of the Charlestown Navy Yard. You can also view the breathtaking exterior of the Commandant's House, one of the Navy Yard's first structures, or take a short walk to the Bunker Hill Monument and Museum