We are on a two-week break from our typical schooling schedule. Taking advantage of museum passes, we are taking some field trips to area museums. Today we visited the Constitution Museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard. While we couldn't board her, we did get to walk beside the U.S.S. Constitution.
We needed to go through security in order to enter the visitor center and the part of the yard where she is docked. We pretty much had the whole place to ourselves, being mid-winter in Boston during school.
We actually first went into the Constitution Museum, a small facility dedicated to facts and artifacts from the ship. The picture to the left was taken near the entrance.
The upstairs is a large hands-on children's center where kids can experience and learn about life at sea in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ds#2 cleverly set himself up like this for a picture.
Because today was St. Valentine's Day, the museum had a large spread of pastries, bagels, coffee, and juice for anyone to enjoy. Mostly they were employees of the museum, visitor center, or military working on the ships, though we enjoyed some of the festivities ourselves!
Even without a pass the museum has a very low admission price, which is even voluntary. This made a great half-day field trip.