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USS Constitution Museum

Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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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).
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the USS Constitution Museum is one of the places I visit a lot because I can. I love the history and the ship. I remember learing the poem in grade school and being in love with the ship since then. sometimes I imagine she would...More

Thank mian0nna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the big highlights of the Freedom Trail. The ship is immaculate and the museum is great. I wish we would have allotted more time, but we had to get back to the ferry. Do yourself a favor and plan to spend...More

Thank ckirtley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was exciting to show the grandkids the historic ship Old Ironsides. We took the ferry from long wharf, providing some short open water time to Boston waterfront. The museum had several kid friendly activities in one room. There is much more room for creativity...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This very old wooden ship was a great visit and there was so much to see and do there. Highly recommended for families.

Thank JeffJenny88
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm seeing a lot of reviews saying that you can't tour the boat at this time, but when we went in May, it was open for tours. It was very interesting and the sailors aboard the boat are very polite and knowledgeable. There was one...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvellous display by the. People and the navy of a wonderful historic ship. Worth a see. Well organised ferries to and from so not a chore getting there. Lovely to be on the water.

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too bad the USS Constitution was close while being restored, so we were not able to tour that. We did your the museum and we highly recommend that. Our nine year old had a blast at the museum as they have many interactive exhibits and...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic stop on the Freedom Trial is very interesting. You can tour the ship free of charge. You just have to go through a small security check point and show a photo ID.

Thank jjbrady2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informatuve nicely done and maintained. Disappointed that USS constitution was closed for boarding. Price to get in is a donation great for kids take a tour bus here and get off and then get back on best way to get here.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ship was in dry dock. However you could still tour the boat. The museum was nice as well. Entry was based on donation. Recommend 5-10

Thank Kimmel63
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
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from kcs2699 | Reviewed this property |
You can easily follow the trail (just follow the red trailed marked on the sidewalks). But you might want to consider an inexpensive tour guide who will provide lots of interesting information about what you are seeing. Our... More
July 8, 2017|
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Response from somereader | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in May, we could not go aboard the USS Constitution. We could walk around the outside and take photos, and visit the museum. Perhaps it will be the same then.
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
We took about three hours for the ship & museum. I'd suggest visiting during the week.