USS Constitution
USS Constitution heavy frigate of the United States Navy, Boston
USS Constitution heavy frigate of the United States Navy, Boston

USS Constitution Tours and Tickets

7,563 reviews
Free admission

Built in 1797 and named by George Washington, the three-masted USS Constitution frigate in Boston is the United States Navy's oldest commissioned ship and one of the world's oldest warships. Visitors can go aboard the ship, docked at Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard and restored to its original glory, to explore an important slice of US history.

  • 93 Chelsea St., Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 02129

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Lupita_B, Nov 2023
Great Customer Service from Theo!!!!!
Theodore was kind enough to look for me as at the beginning of the tour I could not find him at the place of destination and I was originally really sad about missing them. But once he located and called me he was an absolutely wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable, respectful, funny, nice and we were a small group of three and I could see we all had a wonderful time. Tour was absolutely worth it and I highly recommend having Theo as your Tour Guide he was wonderful and a lot of fun!!!!!!!
Daniel_S, Nov 2023
Hugely informative tour
Took this tour as a birthday present to myself, and couldn’t have been happier. Our guide Mark, was super knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Learned so much and really felt immersed in colonial Boston. For anyone interested in the beginnings of our great country this is a must do while in Boston!!!
Patrcia_C, Oct 2023
A wonderful experience back in time
The small group allowed for a personalized, extensive tour of the freedom trail, Bunker Hill & USS Constitution. It was focused on education and information. Mark was fluid on all the information to share and keeping the group engaged. We came away feeling like we experienced the start of the Revolution and the main characters of the story.
Kyle_B, Nov 2023
Excellent tour and guide
Highly recommend this small group tour on your Boston visit. The duration, sites visited, and historical information shared from our guide Mark was excellent .
People Also Ask
Q:Can you tour the USS Constitution?
A:Yes, you can go aboard the USS Constitution; tickets aren't needed as it's free to visit. The three-masted frigate is an official site along the Freedom Trail, and an included stop on many Boston guided tours. If you take a sightseeing cruise on Boston Harbor, you may also see the USS Constitution from the water.
Q:How long does it take to tour the USS Constitution?
A:Guided tours of the USS Constitution last about 30 minutes and are available Tuesday through Sunday on the half-hour. It's worth setting aside some additional time to visit the nearby USS Constitution Museum, whose exhibits explore the ship's history, preservation, and pivotal role in the War of 1812.
Q:Is the USS Constitution still seaworthy?
A:Yes, the USS Constitution is still seaworthy. The three-masted frigate sets sail to mark significant events and commemorations. Each year on the Fourth of July, the USS Constitution cruises across Boston Harbor with a fleet of boats, firing a 21-gun salute to celebrate the United States' Independence Day holiday.
Q:Are there restrooms on the USS Constitution?
A:No, there are no restrooms on the USS Constitution. Sailors aboard the 1797 naval frigate once used primitive toilet facilities known as heads, but today, those are just for display. The closest restrooms for visitors are at the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center and the USS Constitution Museum.
Q:What is the best time to visit the USS Constitution?
A:Opening hours vary at the USS Constitution, so check the website before planning your trip. Admission to the ship is on a first-come, first-served basis, so lines can sometimes be lengthy. Wait times are usually longer on holidays and weekdays, as this is a popular destination for local school groups.
Q:Are there crew members on board the USS Constitution?
A:Yes, there are active-duty crew aboard the USS Constitution. In wartime, between 400 and 500 crew would join each cruise, including marines, gunners, carpenters, and even musicians. Today the US Navy assigns just three commissioned officers and 75 enlisted crew members to the ship---you might meet some of them onboard.