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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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In Dry Dock

I loved everything about this museum, except... The USS Constitution - the reason I visited - was in dry dock. The ship was under repairs and restorations. We were not able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Royersford, Pennsylvania

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I loved everything about this museum, except... The USS Constitution - the reason I visited - was in dry dock. The ship was under repairs and restorations. We were not able to board. This museum is very family friendly and I would definitely take young children here. It would also make a great school field trip, as long as the... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The historic USS Constitution. Pretty amazing. There is also a nautical museum with interactive active activities.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the tour given by a U.S Navey seaman. Unfortunately it was in dry dock for repairs. It is oldest commissioned ship in the navy that floats. The nearby museum is very well done for children interaction.

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Devens, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Must see visit in Boston. Its on the water, the oldest active ship in the US Navy and just a short walk to the rest fo downtown.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

That was an impressive visit to The USS Constitution - the oldest ship in the world, which still floats! It was built in 1797. The ship took part in more than 30 battles, and was never defeated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is nice and people are friendly. The exhibit upstairs is great for kids and families. Leave yourself an hour or so to complete. Worth the trip.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is not a stuffy museum, rather it is wonderfully complete in its story telling of the history of "Old Ironsides" and its adventures. Makes one proud to just be here and "touch" history. A Free-Will offering is all that was asked of our group.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A quick trip to the USS Constitution and the museum nearby is a must when you are in Boston. The museum is worth a look and dont miss the move in the small theater. The paraphernalia (recovered from the various battles fought by the USS Constitution) on display in the museum is a must-see.

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The museum is very informative, it not only has artifacts but a short film that is helpful for those who are interested in what they are seeing. It gives great insight and understanding.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Something for everyone. In depth, but presented in a great way. Kid area for younger ones is great. All ages would learn something. Keeps your interest throughout.

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Additional Information about USS Constitution Museum

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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