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Disco for David

Who is going to somersault in honor of David??!! DISCO FOR DAVID is Back! Smokey Cain will be spinning all your favorite disco songs. Who is ready to dance to support the David M. Whelan Scholarship Fund? Cost per ticket is $25.

World Cruise: Collections Benefit / Talk & Reception

Hear the Stories of Capt. “Mad Jack” Percival

On May 29, 1844, USS Constitution set forth on what would become a two year voyage around the world. It was the Ship’s first and only circumnavigation, touching at 24 ports of call before returning to Boston in 1846.

Join us for a talk with Prof. Robert J. Allison, a leading expert on Constitution’s World Cruise. Get a rare glimpse of items from our Collection that “Mad Jack” and members of his crew acquired during their travels and chat with our curators to get the inside scoop.

A Star to Steer By: Celestial Navigation Then and Now, Here and There

In the GPS age, steering a ship by the stars can seem like a mystical lost art. How did ships possibly manage to cross huge expanses of ocean and still make their intended landfall? What do you actually see when you look through a sextant? What do latitude and longitude really represent? Spend Saturday morning with the Museum's public historian and expert navigator to explore the mysteries behind celestial navigation. Learn about the skills that ship captains relied on and hear about the difficulties ships faced in the eras before GPS.

2-Day Cannabis Career Training

2-Day Cannabis Career Training

June 4 and 5, 2019, 6-9 p.m.

Room TBA


This 6-hour workshop will include tips and strategies for navigating your way into the new and fast-growing legal marijuana industry, whether you are interested in working for others or want to participate as an investor or owner. Workshop topics will include:

A Salute to Maritime Heritage

Come celebrate craft and scholarship at the USS Constitution Museum’s Salute to Maritime Heritage and presentation of the Don Turner and Samuel Eliot Morison Awards on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Join us as our honorees discuss their vital contributions to nautical culture, followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. The celebration will conclude as we observe evening colors pierside at 7:53pm. 

The 2018 recipient of the Don Turner Award:

PT-305 Restoration Team

National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA

USS Constitution Museum Gala

Save the Date for the USS Constitution Museum Gala – A Salute to Service!

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel | 138 St. James Ave, Boston, MA

Reception 6:00 pm | Dinner 7:00 pm


Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
Massachusetts Third District
Recipient of the Charles Francis Adams Award

Gary P. Kearney, M.D.
Vice Chairman, USS Constitution Museum
Recipient of the “Old Ironsides” Exemplary Service Award

On the Harbor: July 4th Turnaround Spectacular

Celebrate Red, White, and Blue with “Old Ironsides”!


This July 4th, join the USS Constitution Museum and Boston Harbor Cruises for an unforgettable star-spangled celebration. See America’s Ship of State, USS Constitution, in all her glory as she makes her annual Fourth of July turnaround cruise in Boston Harbor – her first Independence Day underway since returning to the water from her three-year restoration!

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