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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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Impressive piece of American history

I visited this site as a young boy and was in awe of this historical ship. I recently visited for the first time in nearly 45 years and was still impressed by its grandeur. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not accessible and didn't take any pix of it because of all the scaffolding around it. Museum shop is good.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this site as a young boy and was in awe of this historical ship. I recently visited for the first time in nearly 45 years and was still impressed by its grandeur. I would recommend a tour of "Old Ironsides" to anyone who is in the area.

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Redford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and husband had a great q time learning about this ship. The museum is very interactive and we spent a lot of time at each station.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately when I visited the USS Constitution was under restoration, however the museum was open as usual. Entry is free but they give a suggestion as to donations for the museum per person. Exhibits are child friendly and interactive, making learning about the ship and the War of 1812 very enjoyable. There are lots of facts to find around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was great with a lot of interactive things for the kids to learn about maritime history. My 2 boys really enjoyed it (12 & 14), and parents did too. Very interesting, and nice to walk around in the air conditioning after visiting the USS constitution and bunker hill monuments. They were also able to engrave their names on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Navy has done a great job of keeping this historical ship on active duty. The young sailors are very enthusiast about their jobs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in July 2016. Had never heard about this until I visited the ship. After learning about the history, it's really astonishing to know about some of the greatest chapters of American History. Liked the creation of the ship with Iron walls and the pride of Boston to have this ship really Their Own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Standing on the ship was really cool even though there is only 10-12% of the original ship left. They have naval personnel on the ship that tells a story about it and answers questions. The second part of the museum is inside the building next to it. It is 2 floors of hands-on type activities as well as videos. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting seeing the boat in dry drock. Museum behind very nice. We signed our names on plates of brass that will be used in the restoration of the boat. Must have ID to get on the boats (USS Constitution and old Ironside ) since it us an active naval base. Tasty sandwich/burger stand in the building to the right of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am fascinated with this beautiful lady. Disappointed that she is in dry dock and we were only able to do a part of the deck.

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Staying in Charlestown

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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.