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“A genuine Naval vessel with great guides” 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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Boston USS Constitution Cruise
Ranked #24 of 429 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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“A genuine Naval vessel with great guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

A great piece of American naval history, the on-land museum gives you a fabulous history into the ship yards while the ship itself is a very well preserved look back into the brutal history of sail and the truly terrible diet that accompanied it. I loved this ship and the young men who showed such enthusiasm for Americas fine naval history. Great visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

One of the free sites in Boston, you go thru airport like security. Definitely worth the wait to take the tour by actually US Navy that staff the boat. A great glimpse of history!

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“Should be great but inefficient”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

The ship is great and we took some fun canon pics and such but even early the wait was over an hour for a guided tour. We ended up doing a self guided tour, which we still waited for, but then you cannot go below deck. It would be hard to time to get a guided tour so it is just luck of timing. I thought the whole system was very inefficient.

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New York City, New York
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“history at its best.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

this was true floating history too know this fine ship has been around so long, and is still commissiond. I like the tour, by actual sailors, did not like that you could not go everywhere on the ship. this is good history for kids.

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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!

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