BOSTON – USS Constitution is scheduled to host a virtual Easter egg hunt aboard the ship at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Sunday, April 4.
Viewers will join two active-duty Sailors on an egg hunt that intertwines with the ship’s 223 years of history.
The ship is currently closed to in-person visitors due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures.
USS Constitution, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.
During normal operations, the active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people a year as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history and maritime heritage and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence.
The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull.