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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 #21 of 218 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ships, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very good museum,very informative,loved all the information on the ship,very good shop as well selling all sorts of artifacts.

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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of last times before they put in dry dock. You definitely need to schedule time to allow you to see the Constitution, Museum and the Destroyer. Also to see the Constitution you have to go thru security similar to airport scanning. Well maintained and you get to do 3 decks, main, gun and berthing.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visit the USS Constitution Museum this summer. We are family with 3 juniors (ages 22, 18 and 14). The museum itself is quite regular one, however visiting the USS Constitution itself was interesting to the 14 years old and while the explanations made by the sailors inside the ship draw the attention of all of us. After visiting the... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A very interesting attraction especially since the Constitution still sets sail several times a year. Commentary is given by present day navy personnel and is very good. It is a free attraction which seems a bit of a shame when presumably maintenance costs quite a bit - I wouldn't have objected to paying an entrance fee. Alongside and also free... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great museum that tells the story of the Constitution from design, to build, to battle, to current day. Lots of display items of all sorts and videos. Great for kids too!

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Rocky Mount
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The museum is filled with all sorts of history facts and a short film showing what life was like..also the up coming restoration of the ship. The gift shop has a little something for everyone and the prices were reasonable

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Santa Fe Springs, California
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is one of the routes on our trolley stop, please note they are closed on Mondays for maintenance, the attraction itself is free, the USS Constitution is a truly beautiful ship, the cannons looked amazing. There is a museum and a gift shop where they showed a brief video, and there were Navy personnel on board the ship who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a museum for adults and children alike. It was fascinating to hear/read/see how sailors were chosen, were paid and what conditions were like on a sailing ship such as the USS Constitution at its time. It was one of the more successful museums of its type in terms of being both educational and entertaining at the same time.

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Orange County, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This museum is very interesting to adults but it is very kid-friendly with many interactive exhibits to keep the kids engaged and interested in U.S. history. The gift shop is great. The location of this museum is exceptional. The harbor area park is wonderful.

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Kentucky
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30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My daughter tends to whine about anything she thinks is educational. So, I expected that she would whine about the Museum. I was wrong. She loved the interactive portions upstairs. (No eye rolling at us - miracle!) It was very interesting. My husband and I love history, so we really enjoyed it! Gives a good history of the USS Constitution,... More

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