Our oldest ship in the fleet...a great look at sailing in the oldest days in our great nations history!
Lots of history to be found in Boston so start here at the Freedom trail and end up in downtown Boston
Old Ironsides is the Oldest Commissioned Ship in the US NAVY. The Constitution dates back to the 1700's but is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against the British! It's on the Freedom Trail and in my book is a must see! Especially on the 4th of July during it's turnaround trip at Castle Island where they fire the canons! It's currently in Dry Dock but I hear you can still tour the top deck!
Walking distance - check hours (can close early or be closed for repairs)
I'll admit that I didn't actually know much about the USS Constitution before I visited, but I'm a born-and-raised New Englander, so naturally I'm an avid sailor and love anything nautical. But did you know that the USS Constitution was launched in 1797? 1797, and it's still afloat and commissioned by the Navy. It's incredible! And when you think of where it's been, and all that it has been through, you can't help but feel a sense of pride for the old ship and all that it represents. And the best part? Admission is FREE!