Exhibit - Making Old Ironsides New

Open Date:

Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Close Date:

Tue, Dec 31, 2019


No wooden ship, no matter how well built, can exist for more than a few years without significant repairs. Making Old Ironsides New tells the story of USS Constitution’s constant renewal, from her first repairs in 1801 to the major restoration work completed from 2017 to 2017. Learn about Charlestown’s Dry Dock 1, a national civil engineering landmark located right outside the Museum’s front doors, and the materials and skilled work needed to preserve “Old Ironsides.” Watch a timelapse video of USS Constitution floating out of dry dock, see ship restorers and riggers at work, and view a selection of souvenirs made of materials from the ship.


Charlestown Navy Yard
5th Street and 1st Avenue

Charlestown, MA

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