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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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this was included in our trolley tour ticket and really glad we went, very informative, the museum was very interesting

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

this was included in our trolley tour ticket and really glad we went, very informative, the museum was very interesting

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Cherokee, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love this place. So informative. Easy access. Well worth your time. My whole family enjoyed this. Great!

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Chino, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As an educator, I was really impressed with the quality and kid-friendliness of this museum. Fun for adults, too!

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We felt that the museum was perhaps aimed at younger people that does not mean we did not enjoy it. The museum had worked hard at bringing the story to life and the gift shop was excellent.

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Osaka, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in ships, then the museum is worth a visit. As the ship is still in dry dock and the line to get on is extremely long, unless you are desperate to go, I would say there are other places that you might enjoy more.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My kids, ages 7 and 11, and I recently visited the museum and I was not sure what to expect as I did not know if it would be boring for them. Turned out they loved it! The admission is just donation and well worth it. My kids learned so much and my son had studied a lot of US... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you're into old sailing ships, this is great. Unfortunately, the USS Constitution is on dry dock for 2 years so I couldn't go on board. However, I did get a great show from the marines that are stationed there. They marched and drilled and sang.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Kids couldn't take another museum at the end of the freedom trail so we just did the ship. It was a ship! Not terribly special. Kids thought it was meh.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I d call or find out if the renovation is over before you go. It's nice on a nice day, but you can't tour the ship with the work being done. Bring ID TO get on board. The museum was nice but you loose the vibe by not seeing more aboard. But it's American history, if your in Boston, you... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

ship under renovation. tour is very limited. Ship is undergoing renovation at this time. the tour is very limited due to renovation. Would suggest waiting until renovation is completed to visit.

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