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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Phone Number: 16174261812
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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. 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 and is operated separately from USS Constitution (the Ship).

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Cool museum, and awesome to see the ship in dry dock! We didn't do the tour, but the museum itself was very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cool museum, and awesome to see the ship in dry dock! We didn't do the tour, but the museum itself was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ship is beautiful. We visited while she was in dry dock and had the unique advantage of being able to see parts of the ship usually under water. We traveled with a 6 and 3 year old and they loved it. The 2nd floor of the museum has lots of interactive exhibits for children: lay in hammocks, scrub the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the museum and the ship several times over the years. This time was special as the ship was in dry dock so that we could see the parts of her that would be below the waterline. The museum has a ton of interesting things to see. The museum is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend an hour looking around the Museum. The boat was in dry dock while we were there so all we could do was the museum. Lot's of little model boats to look at. In the back there is an interesting timeline that show the history of the boat. We were able to sign a piece of bronze sheet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a museum right beside this ship. Even though I personally prefer this ship, it seems it is under construction or renovation. Also, this is the second last spot of Boston Freedom Trail. Not bad to be here in a clear summer day though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the ship itself is undergoing renovations lasting until 2017 or 2018, I believe. But it's free, donations suggested, and the model ships alone are fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the MUST DO of MUST DO'S in Boston the navy offers below decks tours and it is simply a amazing look back in history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Boston would be complete without a visit to “Old Ironsides”. The vessel still belongs to the Navy. Currently it is undergoing a fairly major re-fit and it will be a while before she makes way again under her own sail (2018?). During the refit access to visitors is limited, but some guided tours are provided, usually at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we entered the museum we overheard another visitor say that the museum had been remodelled or rearranged and she went on to say how much better it used to be. Knowing no better we continued our visit but emerged at the end really quite underwhelmed. Much of the display appeared entirely devoted to the level of presentation needed for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Constitution Museum (suggested donation $5-10 per adult) is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard and makes a good complementary visit to the USS Constitution vessel, which you can tour at this important stop on the Boston Freedom Trail. The museum is open 10-5pm (autumn hours) and remains open even when the USS Constitution vessel is unavailable for boarding... More 

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