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“Awesome piece of history!” 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 213 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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St. Louis, MO
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“Awesome piece of history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The USS Constitution brings you back to what life was like on board a naval ship during the revolution. It was in tip-top shape. Very clean, almost spic and span clean. I was very much impressed that 450 plus men were on board such a small ship and can't even imagine how they lived on this vessel. This was my highlight of the trip to Boston for me. I felt that I was living part of history by going on board. You have to go through security to get into the area where the ship is. Still, very much worth it!

Visited July 2013
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“Our tour on the USS Constitution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The ship is kept in such great condition. The young sailor who told us about the ship was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. History was made very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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“Great tour overall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We certainly found the entire area to be a great historical visit. You need a photo idea to enter the actual ship.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Uniquely excellent site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Fantastic rare living history experience. I understand the wait line is long in Jly-Aug, but the ship is totally cool and the sailors are into their duty. It's on the short list of don't-miss attractions in Boston.

Visited April 2013
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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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