The USS Constitution Museum is extending its pass program to public libraries across Massachusetts and New England, free of charge! Each pass offers families or groups of up to 9 people admission to the Museum’s galleries, where they can explore USS Constitution’s 200+ year history through engaging, interactive, family-friendly exhibits. The Museum is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, just steps away from USS Constitution.

In 2012, USS Constitution will take center stage as the nation commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 with activities, programs, and events from coast to coast. As the leading resource for stories about Constitution’s 1812 crew and their defining role in the War, the USS Constitution Museum has developed innovative educational materials, resources and programs that reach out to both regional and national audiences.

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her.  The Museum offers a variety of engaging activities, exhibits, and programs, including our newest interactive family exhibit, All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812, where visitors can furl a sail, sleep in a hammock, and scrub the deck as they join Constitution’s crew in 1812! For more information about the Museum’s galleries, programs and resources, visit www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

Woburn residents with a valid Minuteman Library Network card may reserve this pass by calling the Library at 781 933-0148.  You will need to bring your Library Card with your to pick up the pass.  The USS Constitution Museum  pass will need to be returned to the Library by 10:00 a.m. the following morning.  You will be given a large envelope to use if you choose to return the pass in the Library’s book drop.  Don’t yet have a library card?  Stop in today and get one.  They are free – you just need to bring a photo ID and proof of address.