USS Constitution Sets Sail
Join the USS Constitution Museum and Boston Harbor Cruises to see USS Constitution set sail for the first time in fifteen years. The last time Constitution sailed under her own power was to honor the ship’s 200th birthday. This year’s sail will honor Constitution’s bicentennial of the decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the first time a United States ship defeated a Royal Navy frigate at or nearly equal size. It’s also the battle in which the ship earned her famous nickname “Old Ironsides.”
Cruise to Castle Island alongside the world’s oldest commissioned warship and listen to expert narration about the ship’s history by the USS Constitution Museum staff. USS Constitution will get underway with tug assistance from the Charlestown Navy Yard at 10:00 AM. She will arrive at Castle Island 11:15 AM and will prepare to set sail in President Roads. The sails will be set by 12:00. The tug will assist Constitution back to her berth by 2:30 PM.
Be a part of your nation’s history!
Sunday, August 19, 2012; 10am-3pm;
Ships depart promptly at 10am and boarding begins at 9:30am.
Long Wharf, Boston
$75 per person, $65 for USS Constitution Museum members
Full lunch included; Cash Bar
To redeem member discount:
When purchasing tickets on the website DO NOT click on "add to cart." Navigate to lower left - hand side of the website and click on Online Promotions Use the code "ironsides12" to check out.
Members must have valid USS Constitution Museum membership card when boarding.