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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Phone Number: 16174261812
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you...

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. 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 and is operated separately from USS Constitution (the Ship).

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Do not miss this!

Do not miss this incredible history presented on board the ship by active duty sailors. What a presentation. Thank you for your service.

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Headland, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do not miss this incredible history presented on board the ship by active duty sailors. What a presentation. Thank you for your service.

Thank Chris B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The sheer amount of scaffolding and the fact that only the first floor and top deck were open were flat out a disappointment. At least it was free however. There is security with a metal detector fyi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

oldest active duty ship in the US Navy. You may take a guided tour given by US Navy sailors, some in uniform of the time or you walk the two decks on your own. have questions feel free to ask. the museum does have an admission fee while the USS Constitution does NOT as she's again an active duty US... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been on HMS Victory several times we were looking forward to going onto this ship but alas it is having a lot of work done. We did go round the museum which we enjoyed.

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Steubenville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the USS Constitution is still undergoing work and is in dry dock it can still be seen and sometimes toured. The museum has much information on the ship. I will say the day I was there it was raining and the crowd in the museum was fairly large which made the tour crowded and, at times, trying. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was our first stop on on trolly bus tour. the old naval yard, The USS Constitution in dry dock being refried was almost intoxicating in it's glory and presentation. We even got to engrave our name on a piece of copper that will become part of the new keel for old Ironsides.. A wonderful visit for all of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day we visited the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), it was dry-docked for repairs and refurbishing. After being checked by security, we were able to go aboard, walk on the deck, and go below to the crew and captains quarters. One of the most impressive things about this ship is that it is still a commissioned war vessel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day we went, after walking the entire Freedom Trail and then arriving hot and tired, we were told that the ship was closed for a VIP tour. This being our only day in Boston, it was quite a letdown. I'm sure it is a great sight to see, but no one even had a heart for the museum tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It takes a lot for a museum to grab the kids' attention and teach them something about history, but this museum did that very skillfully, incorporating games and interesting interactive exhibits to teach little-known facts about the USS Constitution and the War of 1812. All museums should be this interesting.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveling with a five-year-old, some historical places aren't on their radar. This is a great place to begin to whet the appetite for an appreciation of history. Getting on the actual ship is fun, and the two levels to explore give them a place to use some energy! We then went into the museum, where my son scrubbed the deck,... More 

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Staying in Charlestown

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Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit. Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge from the North End or take the scenic water locks to Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll down cute Main street, wandering up the windy residential streets to Monument Square, where you can learn about the city’s history along with a great view of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.