Forest to Frigate

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Immerse yourself in our new exhibit, Forest to Frigate, a complement to USS Constitution's current restoration in dry dock!

President George Washington had a decision to make – how should the United States protect Americans at sea now that we were free from British reign? From this decision was born the U.S. Navy and USS Constitution. Enter the 1790's and follow the story from the forest in which “Old Ironsides’” timbers grew to her launch as a fully formed frigate. Decide for yourself what kind of ship to build, meet men like Paul Revere who labored to bring her to life, and test your shipyard skills in the Museum’s newest hands-on exhibit. Come explore the evidence and see how the young nation launched a legend!

For more information, visit "Forest to Frigate".