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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 #21 of 413 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Historic sites, Specialty museums, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Ships, Historic sites, Specialty museums, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Upatoi, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Being an ex US Navy veteran compelled me to take the tour, which was along the freedom trail. One gets the true perspective of what sea life was like sailors of that time. All I take from Boston and the history surrounding the city is pride to be an AMERICAN. I recommend the tour of the Constitution most highly.

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

is an easy one to catch when using one of the hop-on-hop-off tours around town (which I recommend to do early on to get a good overview on the city). Tours are frequently scheduled and as informative as fun to listen to.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has great hands-on experience for both old and young centered on the history of the USS Constitution which is berthed nearby. The ship will be going into dry dock soon for 3 years, but this is an opportunity to visit the area and see a ship in dry dock and to learn more about its history and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A visit to the USS Constitution is one of those things every visitor to Boston -- and every local, too -- should do. It's a bit touristy, and there is a bit of a religious aspect to the experience -- like you're in a shrine to the US Navy -- but the boat is still interesting and informative. Boys will... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to visit but not when its pouring with rain. Apart from that the serving naval personnel were informative and great to meet. Easy to get to and well worth a visit with other interesting places nearby.Its easy to walk to or by bus.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

while the weather is nice, this is an easy inexpensive (free) way to kill a couple of hours. Heading across the brige to charlston the navy yeard is right there. The constitution is flanked by a destroyer which offers a tour also, although i didnt see it this time.-Been there done that, but interestin 1 time.. The Constitution however is... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were happy to see that the ship was open to tourists despite the 10 degree weather. The museum is very interactive and well done!

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

NIce old ship and interesting to see, I am not a big fan of ships, but it was a nice experience and some nice history behind.

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Salt Lake City, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Thrilling to see and experience the history of the area. We visited this site as a bus tour where we could hop off and on throughout the day, best way to see a number of sites in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The ship has been restored to fantastic condition and there is a lot of pride among the staff on what they a presenting. This is well worth seeing

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