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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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Free for military

Museum is free for military and adjacent to the ship. Most exhibits are interactive, informative and engaging. There is a store and penny machines.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Devon B
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is free for military and adjacent to the ship. Most exhibits are interactive, informative and engaging. There is a store and penny machines.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum with some incredible exhibits. Everything is very child-friendly and this was honestly one of the best historic museums for children I've ever been to - interactive, engaging and informative.

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Newton, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another one of Boston's tourist stops. Always worth a visit to a piece of history whether original or recreated.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a day when access to the ship was closed but I thought I would visit the museum anyway. It is aimed at kids with very little for adults. I found the layout confusing and it wasn't very welcoming. There is no admission fee but they accept donations and they tell you this a lot. I like to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here after a short ride on the MBTA ferry from the aquarium at the Boston haba (harbor lol) to the dock here. It's a nice stop, but the USS Constitution (first launched in 1797 and used in the War of 1812) was not available to board due to being under renovation at dry dock 1, which was completely... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a U.S. Navy history buff, the museum of "Old Ironsides" is definitely one of the places you should visit. Thank you to all the active sailor protect and maintain this frigate!

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a most outstanding place to visit when your in Boston.There is lots to see and history is everywhere.A definite Must See!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the USS Constitution after walking the Freedom Trail, but you could certainly drive there instead, if it's too far. Our tour guide was friendly, funny, informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was wonderful! They were helpful with other points of interest in the area. The staff was willing to answer questions, and took pride in what they were presenting. History buffs and novices would both enjoy

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum / more suited for kids -- nothing remarkable but informative and worthwhile - next to the Constitution

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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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