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USS Constitution Museum

Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129 (Charlestown)
617-426-1812
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Ranked #19 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The USS Constitution Museum includes a great hands-on building that gives the kids a chance to experience life on a ship back in the day. The tour guide was excellent with the boys in our school group too. The ship part of the tour is really cool too, although, I believe it is going in for repairs and will not... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were so happy we were able to visit on Veterans day. The Museum is informative but the ships were very engaging. My husband knew some men that served over seas and chatted with a few of the Vets that were serving as Volunteers for the museum. We got the insiders store about what happened during some tours on the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Being the oldest commissioned ship in any navy in the world this is a must see when in Boston. It is in imacculate condition and really gives an insight to how seafarers must have lived a few hundred years ago. Oportunities for some terrific photos and so much more to see in the Charlestown shipyard. Don't miss it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a must see for history buffs and naval buffs. I found it very interesting. It was not far from the North End.

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Stockton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You can walk here from the North End, and out of season there usually isn't a wait. It's a gorgeous 18th c. ship, still commissioned, so real navy personnel give you tours talk about the history. If you love boats this is one of the neatest in the country. Nice gift shop too.

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ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I know right now it is not the best time to be outside with the cool and damp weather, but if you are in Boston, make a point to stop and tour the USS Constitution. It will soon be dry docked for 2-3 years. A massive boat it is and when you think about the history of this ship you... More 

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Caprica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'd hoped to see the Constitution before it is dry-docked for a long period of refurbishment. Unhappily, work has already begun below decks, which teem with men in hardhats. As a result, only the main and gun decks are open to visitors. That's about 20 minutes worth of visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an excellent ship to see and find out what over the seas transportation for goods and people was really like in that time in our history

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The boat is magnificent. The fact that it is still fully operational is so cool. I'm really glad we took the time to visit the museum. I have a T-shirt from there that I have literally worn holes in. Maybe it's time to revisit ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum was great and the actual ship was even better. The personnel was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was also fun to take the water taxi to the shipyard. A must see Boston attraction.

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