Invite a friend
In the mood for a love story? Come learn about the experiences of Pardon Mawney Whipple, a midshipman who sailed on Constitution during the War of 1812, at the USS Constitution Museum. Follow Whipple’s journey in our All Hands on Deck exhibit and learn about his sweetheart, Eliza. After you explore the galleries, create a sailor’s valentine, a seashell decorated box, for your own sweetheart.
Souvenir boxes are $5 and paper valentines are free.
More About USS Constitution Museum
Dedicated to educating Americans about the historic USS Constitution and remembering the Old Ironside stories, the USS Constitution Museum sits on the Charlestown Navy Shipyard right across from the naval vessel. Opened in 1976, the museum receives up to 275,000 visitors annually. Its current exhibits include A Sailor's Life and the Old Ironside in War and Peace, as well as several temporary exhibits. A gift store is located near the entrance and features everything from apple cherry candies to printed T-shirts and caps.
Other events here
- Memorial Day Family Weekend at the USS Constitution Museum May 25, 2013 / May 26, 2013 / May 27, 2013, 9:00 am–6:00 pm