AAA Editor Notes
USS Constitution, off I-93 exit 28 in Charlestown Navy Yard, was launched Oct. 21, 1797, at Edmund Hartt's shipyard and was the nemesis of French privateers and Barbary Corsairs. It is purportedly the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. Engagements with the British in the War of 1812 brought the vessel undying fame and the nickname “Old Ironsides.” The 44-gun frigate was constructed of seasoned live and white oak and yellow and white pine timbers secured by bolts and copper sheathing made by Paul Revere.
Note: Visitors 18 and older will be subject to a security screening and must present a valid federal or state issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.
Guided tours are available.