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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Phone Number: 617-426-1812
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you...
At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you EXPERIENCE it! Furl a a sail, fire a cannon, and scrub the decks to learn what life was like at sea over 200 years ago. Stop in the NEW "Old Ironsides Discovery Center" to learn the causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and how the ship earned her famous nickname "Old Ironsides." Fun for all ages, admission is simply by donation! Located across from the ship in the historic Boston National Park, Charlestown Navy Yard. Open Daily. The Museum is private non-profit Museum.
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Well preserved piece of history

I've spent a fair amount of time on ship- and this was one of the cleanest and best prepared of any I've seen. You can wait either to have a tour (worth it) or go through at your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Maryville, Tennessee
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Boulder, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

While there were some interesting things to see, in general, it felt like the majority of the museum was targeted towards younger kids. Not a bad thing, but not enough meat to keep adults engaged?

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've spent a fair amount of time on ship- and this was one of the cleanest and best prepared of any I've seen. You can wait either to have a tour (worth it) or go through at your own pace. Not a place you can really walk to- as there is nothing but residential areas around.

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Bentonia, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Museum had great artifacts and interactive stations set up. It was a great history lesson. There were also model ships on display that we really enjoyed.

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New Cumberland, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I really love tall ships and this one is very very beautiful and historic. you could walk around it on your own there are a few military people there that will explain the history and how the ship was used and they have a nice gift shop. we really enjoyed it. If your into boats you will love its beauty.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Dropped in here because the U.S.S. Constitution was not open on our Monday visit. So walked around this museum. Interesting place. There was a ship model show on site when we arrived. Very interesting models by different people where you could vote for your favorite. Nice idea. The store had a large variety of interesting items for sale and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was lucky enough to board the USS Constitution before she goes into dry docks in the next month or so. The talk while on board the boat was very interesting and just the right length to maintain everyone's interest. There was time to ask questions too. A great place to go with a mixed age group as something for... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Boston is one of the best cities in the World and this historical site is one of the reasons why. The guides on board are excellent and for our children to see their history books come to life is so truly important. If you are visiting add this to your list of sites to see.

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Upatoi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Being an ex US Navy veteran compelled me to take the tour, which was along the freedom trail. One gets the true perspective of what sea life was like sailors of that time. All I take from Boston and the history surrounding the city is pride to be an AMERICAN. I recommend the tour of the Constitution most highly.

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

is an easy one to catch when using one of the hop-on-hop-off tours around town (which I recommend to do early on to get a good overview on the city). Tours are frequently scheduled and as informative as fun to listen to.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has great hands-on experience for both old and young centered on the history of the USS Constitution which is berthed nearby. The ship will be going into dry dock soon for 3 years, but this is an opportunity to visit the area and see a ship in dry dock and to learn more about its history and the... More 

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