Special Collections

USS Constitution Museum
Samuel Eliot Morison Library
Building 22 Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston MA , 02129
FAX: (617)242-0496
Institution Contact(s):
  Margherita Desy, Associate Curator (617)426-1812 Sarah Watkins, Collections Manager (617)426-1812
Hours: Daily 10:00AM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  December 1-February 28: Daily 10:00AM-4:00PM June 1-Labor Day: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Holidays Open:
  open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible
Other Services:
  Coat room/lockers Gift shop
Journals: "Constitution Chronicle" (Quarterly Newsletter)
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Margherita Desy, Associate Curator (617)426-1812
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Collections: 1
Formats: 63 linear feet of manuscripts archives 25 newspapers maps 5,000 photographs 128 microforms 57 audio tapes 73 video tapes 1 oral history 39 8mm. motion picture reels 16mm. motion picture reels 2,000 realia/artifacts 250 drawings/plans
Collection Description:
  USS Constitution
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Photo ID required
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide
Directions: FROM NORTH (I-93): Take Sullivan Square / Charlestown, Exit 28. Bear left up ramp onto Rutherford Avenue. At second set of lights, left onto Chelsea Street. (see Chelsea Street directions below). FROM NORTH (ROUTE 1 SOUTH): Follow Route 1 South over Tobin Bridge. Take Charlestown / Somerville exit. At light, right onto Rutherford Avenue. At light, left onto Chelsea Street. (See Chelsea Street directions below). FROM SOUTH (I-93): Take North Station, Exit 25. Right off ramp onto Causeway Street. Left at first light (N. Washington Street). Right at end of the bridge on Chelsea Street. (See Chelsea Street directions below). FROM WEST: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to the end. Take I-93N and follow "From South" directions. ON CHELSEA STREET: Take a right at light (Warren Street), and left onto Water Street. Follow signs (Approx. 500 feet) to free visitor parking areas on both sides of Water Street. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: MBTA Water Shuttle call for schedule 617.227.4320 MBTA Subway Green or Orange Line to North Station. Turn right out of T station onto Causeway Street. At first light (N. Washington Street), turn left and cross the Charlestown Bridge. Follow Freedom Trail Red Line. MBTA Bus #93 from the Haymarket and Sullivan Square Stations.