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Launched in 1797, this 44-gun frigate is one of the first commissioned warships for the U.S. Navy. As legend has it, sailors saw British cannonballs bounce harmlessly off the ship’s wooden hull during the War of 1812, and earned it the nickname “Old Ironsides.” Take a guided tour below deck lead by knowledgeable Navy crewmembers for more wartime tales, and visit the museum’s related exhibits, featuring national cruise scrapbooks and other relics of the ship’s heroic past.   

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USS Constitution

Launched in 1797, this 44-gun frigate is one of the first commissioned warships for the U.S. Navy. As legend has it, sailors saw British cannonballs bounce harmlessly off the ship’s wooden hull during the War of 1812, and earned it the nickname “Old Ironsides.” Take a guided tour below deck lead by knowledgeable Navy crewmembers for more wartime tales, and visit the museum’s related exhibits, featuring national cruise scrapbooks and other relics of the ship’s heroic past.