Budget hotels near the U.S.S. Constitution in Boston offer you a chance to relive a piece of America’s history. The U.S.S. constitution, Old Ironsides, is one of America’s very first frigate ships. This famous ship is well known for never losing a battle. The ship was originally constructed in Boston’s North End between the years of 1794 and 1797 at a then prohibitive price of just over $300,000. One unique fact about the ship’s building is that the bolts, spikes, and other metal used in its construction were forged at Paul Revere’s Boston foundry.
Visitors staying at the cheap hotels in Boston near the U.S.S. Constitution can enjoy a tour of the frigate. An active duty U.S. Navy sailor will guide you through the ship and relate its interesting history. On the tour you discover the many battles the ship participated in including several against French privateers and Barbary pirates. It was also active during the War of 1812. The ship acquired its unique nickname, Old Ironsides, during this war when shots were fired and bounced back off its wooden hull as if it was made of iron, not oak.