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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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely place for a stroll around, lovely flowers and ponds, a relaxing escape in the middle of the city.

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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had the opportunity to witness the USS Constitution turnaround in Boston Harbor and fire a 21-gun salute. We were on another luncheon boat. It was beautiful! We wanted to get a closer look and actually go on board once it docked back at the museum, but Hurricane Arthur got in the way. We returned to the Museum the following... More

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Seriously America you need to stop being so paranoid! Did not get in and did not go back. What are you looking for. At the venues that we have shown ID they have glanced at it and let us in so obviously Australians are OK. What would they do if it was someone on the hotlist!! Shut down the whole... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Hands on museum to accompany your actual visit onboard this historic vessel. Truly touching history as you walk through the museum and the ship.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited the ship as the last stop on our tour of the Freedom Trail. It was hot, humid, sticky, miserable outside but I'm glad we made the walk. It was very interesting and we enjoyed the story from the sailors. Make sure to have your ID and prepare to go through security before entering.

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Long Grove, Ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A neat tour, the enlisted on board were very knowledgable of how the ship functioned. We had the honor to tour one day, and then got to see it sail down the harbor for the fourth of July. An honor since we were told it will be dry docked for a few years. A must see attraction.

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Winnipeg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Top deck, gun deck, crew deck can all be explored. Good explanations from rangers and navy. Free. If you are interested in history a must see. Carefull if you are over 5'9"....watch your head.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We toured the ship before we went to the museum, and that was a good idea. The museum has very engaging information and displays, and our 8 and 11 year olds were interested in the whole museum. There is an interactive kids room where you assemble things and play some games, but I would do that last if there is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Such a delight to see this old battleship. The crew was so knowledgable about the history of the ship. To see that kind of battleship was new to me we see all the newer ships and to realize what conditions these men worked under was amazing. Would say it is a good stop on the Boston Harbor tour.

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Washington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ship is stunningly beautiful and interesting to see. They have taken wonderful care of it. It was interesting to note that the USS Constitution has never lost a battle.

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