Committed to preserving the diverse history of the Norfolk, Virginia area.
USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") is the last of the original six frigates commissioned by Congress for America’s first Navy in 1794, and the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Presenter Captain Chris Melhuish USN (ret), NHS member and former Commanding Officer of the Constitution, will share highlights of the frigate’s storied history leading up to her unique designation by the US Congress as “America’s Ship of State”.
Location:Fort Norfolk810 Front StreetNorfolk, VA 23508
Norfolk Historical SocietyP.O. Box 6367Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367