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“Very cool experience” 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 #18 of 208 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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“Very cool experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We highly recommend that you listen to the tour session. It is the only way to travel on the lower deck of the ship. It was also very imformative to have the guide give us background information on the USS Constition.

Visited July 2013
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“Take some ID!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The museum was very interesting especially the life of a sailor on the Constitution. My boys are aged 5 and 11 and exhibit kept them interested which is unusual. I have only given this 3 stars as to visit the ship itself you need to have photo ID on you and our passports were left at the hotel. This wasn't mentioned in any of the guide books but as a working ship and still part of US Navy, ID was necessary.

Visited July 2013
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Johnson County, Texas
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“Hands on history lesson.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

To visit this ship is wonderfully enlightening about the life of a sailor in the 19th century. Imagine sailing for months on such a cramped vessel.

Visited July 2013
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“SEE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have to stop here while on the Freedom Trail. Magnificent vessel with an unparalleled history. Very informative tour. I bought a flag on board and was able to raise it with the help of a sailor then lower and properly fold it. Really cool for a history nerd.

Visited August 2012
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“Bring your visit to the ship into perspective with a visit to the Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Bring your visit to the ship into perspective with a visit to the Museum - together they complement one another quite well. The combined experience is like bringing history to life. Hard to say which to do first but either way will be informative and enjoyable. If you go visit the ship be sure to not miss this additional aspect.

Visited May 2013
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