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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Phone Number: 16174261812
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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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Wonderful museum that is set up for school group,s but interesting for everyone

We were able to sign our names on copper sheeting that is going into the repair of the USS Constitution. The history of the ship and the importance of its victory that earned it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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MERIDIAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to sign our names on copper sheeting that is going into the repair of the USS Constitution. The history of the ship and the importance of its victory that earned it the nickname Old Ironsides make this an important place to visit in Boston. We got there on the Constitution harbor cruise. You can also walk here... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Constitution while in Boston in October and while it is under reconstruction, it was a site to behold. You can just imagine what the early men and women went thru on this ship. She is a beauty and I hope to go back when she is completed. We could not get close enough to see all of... More 

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Thank JoAnne Q
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ship is in dry dock right now, didn't seem you could go on it right now. Interactive things for kids to do. Some interesting artifacts and information displayed. Free will donations to get in. Worth checking out.

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Thank Michelle A
Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The history the stories the myths and legends make the USS Constitution a must see if you go to Boston the lot of fun you get to climb on the ship you get to look at things and imagine that you were back in the old days highly recommend great for all ages

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Webster, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unknown to us the museum was closed for the week for maintenance. Nothing was available except to view the USS Constitution in drydock. It too was being maintained and there wasn't much to see. I would not suggest a visit in winter if you want to view the ship.

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Thank Thomas W
Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Far end of the freedom trail. Felt our time there was rushed as it closed fairly early, but it's at the far end of the trail

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Thank AC_A340
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed gong to the Museum but were unable to go over the ship as there was a private function on the day we went but the museum was very interesting well worth a visit.

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Thank Yvonne68
Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, and easy to walk through. Very friendly staff. Nice tour of the ship. The ferry over to the museum was fun too!

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Thank Angientown
Southington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest active battle ship in the Navy. Current Navy Seaman give a very good historic account of the history of the ship. A must see.

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Thank Shane D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the USS Constitution Museum but were greeted by gruff security guards and disinterested naval personal who really did not get excited in taking a tour of the vessel which is in dry dock and covered by scaffolding. If you like hearing about the personal journeys of the seamen on board and not much about the vessel then have... More 

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Charlestown
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.