The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides" is an old navy ship that is parked in Charlestown, MA. Several times, as a youngster, I visited this ship on field trips with my various classes in school. It is very interesting to get an up close and personal look at what it is really like to live on a ship like this. I remember in particular how it was somewhat difficult to climb through all the various entrances to the different rooms and I remember realizing how agile you really need to be to be in the military! It really brings home how tight the quarters are for the men and women that have to live at sea for long periods of time. It would be very touching to visit the ship now, especially during the current war time and to reflect on the men and women serving us in very similar types of ships.
It is worth a visit to this ship, whether you have lived here forever and have never seen it, or if you are visiting as a tourist.