USS Constitution

Flags & Special Events


Flying a Flag | Special Events / Ship Tours | Color Guards | Volunteer Events


Fly a flag aboard USS CONSTITUTION!

Sailors on USS Constitution yard arm with American flag in background

USS CONSTITUTION's Flag Coordinator honors requests to fly National Ensigns (a.k.a. American Flags) of recognized current and historic configurations, U.S. Navy Jacks and other official flags of military branches, state and federal government agencies.

*NOTE: USS CONSTITUTION CANNOT fly flags of other countries, nationalities, or any flag which could bring discredit to the Naval Service.

For more information on how to have a flag flown aboard USS CONSTITUTION, please contact USS CONSTITUTION's Flags Division:

E-mail:
Constitution.faq@gmail.com


Phone:
617-242-7511


Special Events / Tour Requests

USS CONSTITUTION supports special events at the ship when possible. Please note that special events (tours, retirements, change of commands, re-enlistments, promotions, etc.) must be conducted outside of the ship's public tour hours of operation.

Events may not be conducted before morning colors (8 a.m.) or during the 1/2-hour prior to Charlestown's sunset time due to preparations for evening colors. All events are granted on a case-by-case basis.

*NOTE: Special Events or Tours can only be scheduled for certain specified days and times. Please contact Events Division for further information.

USS CONSTITUTION receives multiple requests for special events on a daily basis, and we are unable to approve all requests simply due to crew size and shipboard availability. Both the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer review each request and make every effort to approve all reasonable requests.

All guests must bring a valid, government-issued photo I.D. or passport to board the ship. Food, drinks, and/or open flames are not permitted aboard the ship at any time.

For more information on special events and tours, or to obtain an official USS CONSTITUTION Special Event / Tour Request Form, please contact USS CONSTITUTION's Events Division:

E-mail:
AME1(AW) Jonathan Chaison: Constitution.Events@navy.mil
Phone:
617-242-2543


Color Guards

Photo of USS Constitution Sailors performing a color guard at a Major League Baseball game at Fenway Park

If you are interested in having a color guard from USS CONSTITUTION attend one of your upcoming events in the greater Boston area, please contact USS CONSTITUTION's Events Division:

E-mail:
AME1(AW) Jonathan Chaison: Constitution.Events@navy.mil
Phone:
617-242-2543

*NOTE: All color guard requests are reviewed by USS CONSTITUTION's Commanding Officer and are approved on a case-by-case basis. With the exception of officially sanctioned U.S. Navy Weeks, USS CONSTITUTION Sailors are only authorized to attend color guard events located within a 50-mile radius of Charlestown, Mass.


Volunteer Events

USS CONSTITUTION Sailors pride themselves on community service and frequently participate in volunteer events throughout the greater Boston area. If you have an upcoming volunteer event in the greater Boston area and would like to request the assistance of USS CONSTITUTION Sailors, please contact USS CONSTITUTION's Community Outreach Coordinator:

E-mail:

BM2(SW) Michael St. Germain: Constitution.Volunteer@gmail.com
Phone:
617-593-2025

*NOTE: All volunteer requests are reviewed by CONSTITUTION's Commanding Officer and are approved on a case-by-case basis. With the exception of officially sanctioned U.S. Navy Weeks, USS CONSTITUTION Sailors are only authorized to attend volunteer events located within a 50-mile radius of Charlestown, Mass.