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Boston Things to Do | Explore the USS Constitution
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located near many top Activities in Boston. During your next stay at our Boston Hotel, consider one of the many historical Boston Things to Do like visiting the USS Constitution.
About Exploring the USS Constitution:
One of the most popular Boston Things to Do is to explore the many historical Attractions in the city; or those floating off of the city’s shore. The USS Constitution is an amazing piece of floating history, and it is the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. It was completed and launched in 1797. The ship’s most notable contributions came during the War of 1812, but it was active in many other conflicts as well.
Today, the ship, which is a 3-masted heavy frigate, provides a glimpse into the long naval history of the United States. The name of the ship was selected by President George Washington who selected the moniker in honor of the Constitution of the United States. Visitors are welcome to board the ship where active duty U.S. sailors dressed in period uniforms lead tours throughout the vessel and discuss some of the ship’s history.
When you choose this Activity in Boston you will have a chance to see what life was like on the USS Constitution in the early 19th century. You will see where sailors worked, ate and slept. Couple a visit to the ship with a stop to the USS Constitution Museum.
Things to Keep in Mind When Visiting the USS Constitution:
- This is an active warship. Proper ID must be shown for all visitors over the age of 18. Also security screenings, similar to that at an airport, may be implemented.
- This Activity in Boston is available all year, but much of the tour takes place outside, so many prefer to visit the ship during warmer weather.
The men and women who are stationed on the USS Constitution take pride in knowing all about the history of the vessel. Feel free to ask questions during your tour. In addition to the more expected history, you can also expect some interesting trivia such as why the decks were painted red. It is thought that the decks were red so the blood would not be as easily visible and therefore would not scare the very young deckhands who would have been onboard during battles.
Stop by this floating bit of history during your next stay at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel.