USS Constitution (©Tim Grafft/MOTT)
Launched in 1797, Old Ironsides is this 52-gun frigate that played important roles during the Quasi War with France, the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, and incidentally, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat. She hasn’t fired a round in combat since 1815, but despite her short stint in active service, she has never lost a battle. USS Constitution has relocated to Dry Dock 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard for a three-year planned restoration period, through Summer 2018. Open Tu-F 2-6 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. Visitors may tour ship's top deck briefly and pose for photo. Ship exhibits and crew members stationed at Dry Dock 1 and at USS Constitution Museum offer more information and interactive opportunities.