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“So interesting, something for all ages!” 5 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 #20 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Type: Ships, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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“So interesting, something for all ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We (2 adults, 2 teens) were impressed with how there was something for all ages - preschool to adult. So very informative with stories and facts from the war of 1812, how the ship was built, and life on the ship in general. We toured the USS constitution first (recommend if you get the chance) and then strolled through the museum. Love that they simply ask for a donation rather than requiring admission ticket. By the time you are through, you are more than happy to give their suggested donation. We spent about an hour and half there. It was a fantastic museum!

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing to stand on Battle Deck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The rope rigging and cannon lines are absolutely incredible to see up close, and then when you realize that all of those cannons have seen action through so much history . . . fantastic site!!

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“History Comes Alive..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Take time to visit the USS Constitution and adjacent Museum. Board Old Ironsides and take the guided tour for some great stories and little known facts about this amazing tall sail ship which helped form the reputation of our American Navy way back in colonial times. Then cross the lot to the museum and gift shop. No admission required although they do appreciate donations on $5 per head. Small price especially these days and the value you get in return is really priceless. Great time for the family.

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“Boy fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Went w/ 12-yr old son, and we both thought it was one of the coolest things we saw in Boston. Only spent about 30 min on the boat, but worth the trip. The sailors on board are US Navy personnel, and they were knowledgable and happy to talk in detail about the ship.

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“Great add-on to the boat itself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Well-done if a tad dated exhibits. It was enjoyable to read more about Constitution and her history. The kids' area was worthwhile and well planned. Great gift shop with lots of interesting choices.

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