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Annual USS Constitution Turnaround Sail

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Sail Alongside the USS Constitution Aboard a Tall Ship

Cruise with the USS Constitution in Boston

The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and is based in Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard. There is a Boston-area story that says that in order for Constitution to remain a commissioned vessel in the United States Navy, she must get underway in Boston Harbor at least once every year. This is a myth – “Old Ironsides” would remain in commission whether or not she undertook a yearly harbor cruise.

Celebrate America while sailing a tall ship and viewing the USS Constitution as she transits Boston Harbor. This annual event is always a blast (pun intended 😀!). “Old Ironsides” passes Castle Island and fires a 21-gun salute at exactly 12 noon on the Fourth of July. During the event, the Liberty Fleet offers a historical review of the ship and her rigging, using our own ship as a reference. We invite you to spend a memorable and patriotic Independence Day aboard Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star.

What to Bring

Snacks (chips, etc) and beverages can be purchased on board for you to enjoy during your sail. Cash bar offering mixed drinks and beer/wine/soda/bottled water available. If you prefer to use a credit card, drink tickets can be purchased online or at our ticket booth before your cruise. If you think you might get hungry during your cruise, feel free to bring your favorite take-out or a bagged lunch. (We cannot permit coolers sorry). As it can be breezy on the water (even in a heat wave) you may want to bring a light pullover or sweater with you.


$100 per person