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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 #18 of 209 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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Tucson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate you have a couple of young seamen who patiently answered all questions and made the visit very intriguing. Worth the trip over the bridge.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately due to stormy conditions we did not actually get to go on the ship but it was a sight to behold. The story behind it is even more interesting. Make sure to check out the video and information in the building where security is located. Since we were already in the area and could not go on the boat... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Another must see. The ship has cannon everywhere. The story behind the 33 or so wins at sea against the British and the pirates is really interesting.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Navy crew members and employees of the yard were very polite and helpful. The crew on the Constitution made it fun for even the youth on the tour. Would do it again!

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Did not visit the museum, but did the ship. Very proud of our Navy for their keeping this true treasure in excellent condition. Sailors aboard very friendly and helpful. Toured main deck and one below - all below that closed-off.

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McAllen, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Pretty cool to see the USS Constitution in the harbor. This old, still commissioned ship. WOW. Kids loved it. The museum was okay. Seemed to be more for kids.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the USS Constitution and the museum (two separate entrances) with my sons (ages 7 and 9) and both absolutely loved it! The USS Constitution is a beautiful work of historical art and my boys had a blast walking up throughout the ship. The USS Constitution museum was one of their favorite museums in Boston (and we went to... More

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Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a museum next to the ship. It has an overview of things about the ship and interactive area for the kids. If you have a choice between seeing the museum and walking over to the ship, do the ship. This is just a nice little extra. No admission fee, just a suggested donation. Loved the sign on the... More

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were there right when they opened at 10 am. Current, navy personnel give talks in varous locations on the ship. They do a great job of imparting knowledge of what ship life was like two hundred years ago. By the time we left at 10:30, the line for admission was around the building. So, definitely get there early and... More

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Maryland,USA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The uses constitution us a must see in Boston. The ships prominent place in us history put it on the top of my list of places to see. We took a taxi and got dropped off right in front of the museum. The entry is free but there was a line due to the metal detectors. The museum is divided... More

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