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“Awesome!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum
Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129 (Charlestown)
617-426-1812
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$21*
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Ranked #18 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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Arvada, Colorado
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“Awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I have never got to experience anything like this before! Be prepared to go through security but there is no charge for this attraction. I thought it was great that they let you actually get on the USS Constitution and walk around. A lot of historical information provided from the employees as well as the museum.

Visited September 2012
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“Living History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is the oldest commissioned warship in the world!!! It is also one of the first four ships built for what is now the United States Navy. The crew wear the uniforms of the period and it is considered an honor to man the ship. The stories they tell are a fascinating insight into our history, not just naval, but in word origins. Unfortunately, since 9/11 visitors can no longer visit the lower gun deck, home not only to the lower cannons but where the offidcers quarters, Captains quarters and kitchen is located. Be sure to look for the live oak beams on the pier that are kept the way they were over 100 years ago, aging and air drying, for replacing timbers on the ship as needed. Take the ferry from here to visit Qincy Marketplace, Fanuel Hall, Boston Commons etc.

Visited June 2012
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Bergen, Norway
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“Naval History 1770-1945”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Recommended for all interested in naval warfare and importance of docking facilities for war effort. USS Constitution is open for visit onboard, in very very good condition. Show respect to the ship, few hundred pople have lost their lives on it. WW2 destroyer is placed on dry dock and is a spectacular sight. Warship is piece of history from Pacific, surviving two kamikaze attacks during 1944-45.

Visited September 2012
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“History update”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Well organised & very enjoyable visit, great for kids & families as it is all quite relaxed after the security checks

Visited September 2012
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“It's free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very interesting and free. Well worth a visit for adults and children but make sure you take photo ID as you are actually going into the official naval dockyard.

Visited September 2012
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