USS Constitution and Harbor Cruise
Sale Price: $29.00
Enjoy a scenic cruise of Boston Harbor, with a stop at the historic USS Constitution as one of the tour's highlights.
A wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, it was named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, and she is the world's oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.
The USS Constitution's mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public events. As a fully commissioned U.S. Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs and special events, while keeping the ship open to visitors year round and providing free tours
This informative harbor cruise brings you up close and personal with "Old Ironsides" at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and offers the option to disembark for a walking tour of the famous ship and the accompanying Naval Museum. Other highlights of the walking tour portion include the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of The Boston Tea Party, and the Old North Church.
Please Note: The USS Constitution is closed on Mondays. However, the other attractions and vessels at the navy yard will be open. Admission is free but a donation towards her upkeep is suggested.
This is a great piece of history and definitely recommend visiting. My husband and I could visualize his father and my brother in laws working & sleeping on board similar ships like the USS Constitution while serving in the Navy. Wish we would have had a little more time to walk about town and hope someday to return to see more of the wonderful buildings and museums.