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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Phone Number: +1 617-426-1812
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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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At the end of the freedom trail

This is part of the freedom trail & can be visited separately. We were at the end of the trail & planning to return to the main part of Boston via boat. you can go on the ship for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the freedom trail & can be visited separately. We were at the end of the trail & planning to return to the main part of Boston via boat. you can go on the ship for a tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum towards the end of my walking tour. Really enjoyed it - very nice to actually be able to get ONTO the ship (much smaller than what one would imagine). So beautifully restored and maintained.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool boat to walk on. It was free. We were able to just show our ID's and walk on. We went through a metal detector as well. It was cool to see some navy men dressed up in character as well. Boat was in great condition and the people walking around were very knowledgeable and easy to talk too.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entities have three different belongings; navy, US Park Services and a non profit museum. The museum is built in honor for those who served to forge the heritage of US for tribute to those who perished to provide peace, security and freedom to our great nation. There are exhibits that are life size posters of those who worked in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very knowledgable Petty Officer conducted our tour who put the history of the USS constitution in both context and time, recalling very accurately the naval war of 1812. In my opinion the group was too large to fully enjoy the visit being in excess of 40

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few yards away from "Old Ironsides", this museum is a great place while visiting Boston. In the "All Hands on Deck" exhibit you get to explore the realities of life at sea. Hands on activities make it entertaining for visitors of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun and is great for kids and adults who enjoy interactions with history. There is about 2 hrs worth of entertainment at this location

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well maintained massive ship. Very interesting to see and walk around. Great informative talks given in a few different spots about the ship. Enjoyed seeing this very much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old ironsides is definitely worth the walk on the freedom trail. The ship was in dry dock while we were there. The museum staff are all super knowledgeable and helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little disappointed this trip as this was my wife's first time to see the grand ole ship. All the guns are off, masts are down and a lot of restoration going on. Couldn't get down to the 3rd floor crew quarters, but it's always nice to see this wonder piece of history. Museum next door is good too.

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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.
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