Best of the Best - Ship Model Show
See prize winning models from the last 10 years!
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum present the Best of the Best - 2014 Ship Model Show. Prize winning models from the past 10 annual shows will be featured. With over 100 handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials, you can explore the intricate art of model making as practiced today. Explore the show through our scavenger hunt or join in the fun of a hands-on activity - either way, a visit to the Museum and the show is a great way for your family to spend the day!
Meet a modeler - a great way to learn more!
Members of the Model Guild will be on hand (hours to be determined) to answer questions about the models on display and share tips and techniques of the trade, all while working on models of their own. Come with questions and curiosity and meet a modeler – it’s a great way to learn more!
Witness the restoration of a historic model
Watch professional ship model conservator Rob Napier clean and restore a late 19th century model of USS Constitution from the Museum's collection that was built by one of her crew members. Hours to be determined.
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild encourages the art of constructing model ships and supports research in nautical history through its workshops, educational activities, and exhibits. It is the largest ship model association on the East Coast with over 100 members. The Guild meets at the USS Constitution Museum on the first Tuesday of every month and encourages those who are interested to attend their meeting or to visit the Guild’s website.
Shop for ship model kits, plans, and books
Wood kits, plastic kits, and books are all available for purchase from the museum store.
The model show is sponsored in part by
The Boston Marine Society