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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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"Walking the Decks of History"

I love history. I read, explore and write about US and Military History. This is one of those places where you can experience living history. The USS Constitution is a floating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I love history. I read, explore and write about US and Military History. This is one of those places where you can experience living history. The USS Constitution is a floating memorial, a landmark that beckons you to come aboard and experience a link to America's remarkable past. The Constitution rests majestically and appropriately in Boston reminding us of Boston's... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for school age children as it has so many things that the kids can see and touch. Although you can't get on the U.S.S. Constitution, but you can get a close up view. There is no set entrance fee, but a donation is highly recommended.

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

They are getting ready to move the ship into dry dock. I believe they will continue the tours while it's there. It's really an amazing piece of history they have here. There are both a museum and the boat to see while visiting here. The area is easily accessible through public transportation. It's in a beautiful area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very cool! Right now the Constitution is being dry docked, so we were lucky enough to see what that looks like! The museum is great and informative. Take as long as you want! Very knowledgeable staff!

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Quiet Corner, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum with a group of ten year olds, and we had a great time! The kids loved all the interactive activities! It was fun to pull up the sail, to learn about life on a ship, and to try on costumes. We didn't get to actually tour the ship because it is under construction, but the museum... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Followed the Freedom Trail only to discover that the ship was in dry dock and not open. My bad - who'd a thought. So I didn't get in the boat. Museum was OK for what it was. However, did get to see the entire boat out of water. That was something. Ship will be in dry doc for 3 years... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

nice museum about the ship and the Boston area. Has several interactive areas to do. Great history lessons without sounding like school

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't visit the museum with any children but it was clear that they were the target audience. The museum had a theater with films that described the day to day experiences of sailors on the ship throughout history and the exhibits were very hands on.

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LaBelle
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was great to see this great ship, lot of history, you can learn a lot. Its a great place to take family and the kids will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Being a somewhat avid follower of US history I was delighted to be able to visit this museum. The museum and ship are very well run and have many fascinating exhibits. I spent half a day here but could have happily spent a full day going through all that is on offer. The ship is the highlight and I spent... More 

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Additional Information about USS Constitution Museum

Address: Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Phone Number: 617-426-1812
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Charlestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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