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“Old Iron Sides” 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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Ranked #19 of 196 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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Ontario, Canada
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“Old Iron Sides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Worth the visit to this beautiful ship and museum...an American icon, Well maintained and still in active navy service. THis is a great place to take photographs. .

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“A MUST SEE in Boston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Oldest commissioned vessel in the US Navy? You need to go aboard to fully understand its importance in US History. Actually still, on occasion, raises it's sails and gloriously sails through the harbor.

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“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

To be on a ship from the late 1700's and to hear the history of it being defeated even when it's still active today. "Old Ironsides" is a must see

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“Don't miss "Old Ironsides"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We have been to the USS Constitution several times but never get tired of this wonderful "living museum." It is just such a wonderful bit of American history. Interpretive tours by actual US Navy active duty crewmembers: best of all, it's FREE! Finally, our taxes at work in a good cause!

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“Lovely old ship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is also on the Freedom Trail near Bunker Hill. Really worth visitng but check out opening days, closed on some days. Excellent visitor centre with lots of information presented in an interesting way

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