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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
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+1 617-426-1812
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Historical gem!

If you're into history and/or boats, this is for you! The "Old Ironsides" museum is really interesting. This ship has a long varied history and a lot of it is depicted at this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're into history and/or boats, this is for you! The "Old Ironsides" museum is really interesting. This ship has a long varied history and a lot of it is depicted at this museum. A great afternoon outing, especially if it's a nice day out.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum honors the oldest commissioned ship afloat. So what's not to marvel. It is a must visit in Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried to coordinate our tours as to be able to walk the decks of the USS Constitution; the tour bus drivers gave us a schedule (verbally) when this was possible.Much to our dismay, there is a different schedule during off months, hence during our visit. However, the museum was open for business. No fee but there are staff to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since I visited in January, the ship was dry docket which allowed us to see the whole ship out of water. You could really see the fine craftsmanship and beautiful sailing lines. Highly recommend.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

USS Constitution is another must place to visit. The schedules are tight, so visit their web page to plan your visit. The ship was serviced when I drop down there, so it did not had the complete masts and ropes! Happen once every 12 years...

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the USS Constitution as the last part of our Boston Freedom Trail. So mush history and it was wonderful to see the ship is in such a great condition. When we were there, the mast was off and there are other major work being done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids on the USS Constitution. It was such a great way for them to learn history. They visited their history and spoke to "officers' on the ship. Great for adults too. Well preserved and presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the USS Constitution was under restoration when we visited, we enjoyed the excellent museum - which offers a lot of hands on interaction for kids of all ages - and the history of this great ship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one museum that will keep parents, as well as their children, completely engaged in history. There is literally hundreds of hands-on activities that bring to life the experiences of the men who were aboard the USS Constitution in its earliest days. Lots of objects that are original, in some cases, or the very best replicas that show the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You sit in a circle, shoulder to shoulder with the other visitors and become 1 body, amazed by the action, the heroism, the commitment of those who fought for our freedom from England. You will be left with tears of gratitude for all those valiant colonists who made us America!

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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.
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