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USS Constitution & Museum to Reopen Aug. 7

The USS Constitution, USS Constitution Museum, and Boston National Historical Park attractions in the Charlestown Navy Yard are all reopening to the public on Friday, August 7, following a nearly five-month shutdown due to COVID-19.

(U.S. Navy Photo by Seaman Alfonso Ortiz-Lopez/Released)

National Parks of Boston Superintendent Michael Creasey, USS Constitution’s Commanding Officer John Benda, and USS Constitution Museum President & CEO Anne Grimes Rand selected a joint opening date to offer visitor access to all attractions and activities in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

The joint opening offers guests to the Charlestown Navy Yard both indoor and outdoor attractions this summer and fall. Visitors can explore the two ships, America’s Ship of State USS Constitution and World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young, and experience the exhibits of the USS Constitution Museum. 

Face coverings for staff and visitors are required onboard the USS Constitution, in the USS Constitution Museum, and highly recommended onboard USS Cassin Young and in the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center. 

The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing spaces open to the public has increased in all these locations. 

These attractions will operate at reduced capacity. The USS Constitution Museum will require timed tickets. Tickets can be booked online at

Following the opening of all three, the attractions will be open on the following days and times:

  • USS Constitution, Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • USS Constitution Museum, Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • USS Cassin Young, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 
  • Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.