A Project of the USS Constitution Museum

A Project of the USS Constitution Museum


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You want to take a look around the ship? That’s no surprise, there’s a lot to take in!

Explore Old Ironsides

Ready to explore? Click the labels that pop up on the ship. Click on the people you meet to hear them talk about their stories. You can learn about some of the objects by clicking on them, too. How do we know what the ship was like during the war of 1812?

Meet Your Shipmates

All aboard! Constitution was a massive and complex fighting machine, and it took nearly 500 men to keep it at sea. Two thirds were seamen, another 60 were Marines – naval soldiers. The rest of the crew were officers. Just seven of them were commissioned officers, gentlemen-sailors who commanded the ship. Click on sailors to learn about them!