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USS Constitution Museum

Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129 (Charlestown)
Phone Number: 617-426-1812
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Boston USS Constitution Cruise
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Ranked #19 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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, Sights & Landmarks, 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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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to do for kids here. Very educational. Ship model enthusiasts will not want to leave when they see all the models. Knowledgeable docents and staff. The history of the ship will probably surprise a lot of folks because we don't learn enough about it in school. Walking distance to some decent restaurants and other historic sites.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Lucky had id....free attraction and friendly staff and chatty need Id as I discovered in America carry at all times! Interesting history, could be a bit more interactive, but it is free!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is great and the ship is amazing. At the moment on has access to the deck and 1st deck below. Its a little sparse at the moment as it is undergoing maintenance. The marines on board are great ready to answer any questions about the ship or its history. An hour is enough.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is an eye opener. Historic artifacts, closeness to US Constitution makes it a perfect companion to US Constitution visit. The show performed allows public to participate and compare thoughts on race, women's role, fairness then and now.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Donations only! Well worth the trip if you are military, especially Navy!! Great stuff to read and see!! Friendly staff!

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London
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited on a bleak December Day and got a lovely warm welcome. The staff in the shop were amazing, really friendly and incredibly informative.Lots of intractive displays for all age groups, well worth a family visit.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The tour and ship itself were very interesting and the guides did their best to engage their charges. However, being a bit of a history buff, I found that the guides were all working from a basic script and had no detailed knowledge of the battles and final sinking of the ship beyond that.

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am so glad we came here. There was so much to do and learn. Many interactive exhibits which engaged the our 9 and 11 year olds. Plenty of games for the kids to play together or with the family. I played a bunch of games with my son and daughter and we all learned a lot. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

So don't! Get there! Only one problem... In March of 2015, this ship will go into dry dock and be there for an estimated three years as part of scheduled maintenance and repair of a 220 plus year old vessel. There are various reports of the number of battles "Old Ironsides" has fought (anywhere from the nine delineated in US... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went into the museum/gift shop directly after disembarking the USS Constitution. There is a suggested donation to enter into the museum part of the attraction which we didn't have time to enter. It is a great option to finalize your visit and to see pictures and learn more about the ship. The gift shop was filled with a lot... More 

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