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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 #20 of 212 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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Bedford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum is primarily aimed at children so as a mature couple it was somewhat lacking in interest. There is obviously some information about the Constitution which we liked but we only stayed for a short while. I feel more could be made of this museum for adults.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were advised by a local Bostonian to visit the Constitution since it's scheduled to the dry dock for repairs in October. What a beautiful ship! Maintained to perfection!!! Great to be standing on the deck of a ship with a length of service spanning centuries.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The collection of historical artifacts provides a great preview before touring the vessel with naval officers stationed onboard as period-attired tour guides.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Interactive, informative and Free. I live here and still enjoy the museum several times a month! Children young and older will find the museum to be interesting and fun. Just cross over before or after visiting our majestic vessel, Old Ironsides. Don't miss the gift shop either. Enjoy, walk the Harbor to Yard's End, sit and enjoy the air and... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

fantastic! what a beautiful ship! If your siteseeing in Boston this is a must! On each deck there was a salior giving information about that section, very interesting.

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Flushing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed Boston for the history and seeing this ship was a really great part of it. The bad thing is it is soon to go into dry dock for repairs.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The film show at the start is worth watching to get an idea of the USS Constitution's history, especially if you are visiting from abroad and are not familiar with the ship. There are lots of interesting displays explaining how the ship was built and giving personal information about different crew members. Lots of the exhibitis have buttons to press... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Worthwhile visit but do before October. Very interesting and best part was free. It's a must do and fun for any age. 3 year old son loved.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with my 6 year old on the ship! We were able to listen to a couple of the sailors tell stories about the ship's history, and they answered all of his questions. It's educational for all ages.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The museum was great to be able to see the way it use to be in the Navy years ago. We really enjoyed see the museum but the ship itself set the whole visit off. The one thing you need to know is that it is a secured location and you have to go through intense security.It was worse going... More

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