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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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The staff are very helpful and informative. All ages love this activity. The Navy keeps this fully commissioned vessel in perfect condition. Kids love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff are very helpful and informative. All ages love this activity. The Navy keeps this fully commissioned vessel in perfect condition. Kids love it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped here as the ship is in dry dock. Most of the displays seem to be for kids. Donations suggested.

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League City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There were a lot of hands on exhibits for kids and the kids that were there seemed to be having a blast. There didn't seem to be much for teens or adults.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited Constitution twice and is a must see attraction for whoever comes to Boston. We don't usually get to see Naval ships as old as this one and that too still in commission. Information they provide is awesome and overall you get to explore the whole ship on your own.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I liked the museum, but felt it was mostly geared towards children. There was a lot of information presented, but a lot of it seemed dumbed down a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was great to be able to go on the USS Constitution! The museum was a plus! The permanent portion was great and while we were there they had an exhibit with boat models built by locals. top notch models! The museum was interactive so kids would love it! We enjoyed it simply for the history lesson and value!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

July 4, 2013 we had the opportunity of a lifetime to be aboard the USS Constitution in Boston harbor when she made her annual turn around cruise. She is an incredible site! We sail so she meant a lot to our family, but she is a vital part of our country's history. Right now she is in dry dock for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was a great place to visit no matter what your age is. The tour was informative and the guide was great at answering questions. I would not go on the tour if you have trouble climbing, they bring you below deck and there's lots of stairs & ladders. But it's a great piece of living history. Go if you're... More 

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Watsonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great place for everyone and the kids will really enjoy all the hands on experiences. Free but donations encouraged.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a good interactive Museum mainly aimed at children, but as a stand alone attraction there is limited content for adults. Once the USS Constitution is eventually reopened, then it does have a benefit as a provider of interesting background to the recovery and refurbishment of the vessel.

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