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Reviewed yesterday

We hopped off the tour bus at the constitution as we haven't been before. What an amazing piece of history to have and so well maintained. We went a warm day so it was pleasant to walk around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dubinwales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite under rated considering this is the first naval vessel of the USA including the oldest dry-dock next door. The tour onboard was exciting and informative, very well maintained and run

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jabba989
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not book a tour from the cruise ship, but simply took a cab over to visit the USS Constitution. The ship has been completely refurbished, and we were simply amazed by what we saw. Several of the crew were on site to answer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to visit the ship for many years but went with out-of -town visitors over Christmas. The restored ship is amazing and unforgettable. Worthy exhibits and knowledgeable crew. It is hard to imagine life aboard a war ship but the exhibits bring it alive....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MHM02111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family loved the tour of the Constitution, in fact our second tour. Great information from the tour, lots of security

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JocelynW32810
Reviewed 1 week ago

They ask that you make a small donation, but the tour is free and lasts under an hour. Very cool history lesson!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank linep8806
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was not able to stay long and missed the tour of ship bc the rain and my time limit...hope to come back for future tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kidsnmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go on the ship itself, but we did tour the museum and gift shop. This is a stop well worth making. I learned a lot about this great ship that I never knew. I will stop again next time I'm in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The historical significance of this ship is incredible. It is better explained in the museum in front of it. The ship itself is beautifully restored, with lots of ropes, canons and shiny brass. The guides are US Navy personnel. Best of all, the visit is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laptopmanny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is guided by Navy personnel attached to the vessel. It was very interesting. Plenty of photo-ops.

Date of experience: December 2018
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eskdunning
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
We just visited there a couple weeks ago, and the answer is, "it depends" on what you choose to do between those two attractions. First, the USS CONSTITUTION is there, but not yet open (as of our visit on Friday, July 28... More
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USParkLover
May 15, 2017|
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Response from kc372 | Reviewed this property |
There is usually enough parking in garages but try street parking first. Meters ARE in effect everyday EXCEPT Sunday's and holidays. Max parking at meters ... 2 hours. There are some free, no meter spaces but READ THE... More
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USParkLover
May 15, 2017|
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Response from rkreilly | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours, depends on how long you stay in museum and how much you read. Ship can be done in about 45 minutes, including time to talk to workers, but it's 45 minutes well spent!
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emmaxoxo
Arlington, Texas
First Day Timings (1 Replies)
Hi, It's [Mum, Dad and DD20] our 1st trip to Boston at the end of August [27-30th], arriving late on the 27th, making Sun 28th our 1st full day, and the only day Mike and Patty's is open during our stay. We're staying at the Radisson, on Stuart St not far from M&P's. M&P opens at 9am, can we get there at 9am to aviod at wait, or do we need to arrive there earlier [I hope a queue won't be forming outside at 9am!] the rest of our plans for the day are a Duck Tour from the Prud Centre...More
June 06, 2011|
Response fromCabinet|
That is a lot for one day. The Constitution and Bunker Hill are a bit out of the way in Charlestown, so you may want to save them for another day.
Lila L
Montreal, Canada
short report of a family trip to Boston Oct 7-10 (11 Replies)
Hello, We are back from a 2 days and half trip in Boston, and I wanted to share with you our wonderful experience, the weather was just perfect, sunny and warm. We left Montreal on Friday, 7th evening, and stopped for the night in Concord, New Hampshire (at the Hampton Inn, very comfortable, clean and affordable hotel, we had a good deal through Expedia.ca). Arrived at Boston on Saturday morning, dropped our luggage at the hotel (The Copley Inn), parked the car at the Boston Common...More
October 11, 2011|
Response fromBooKat|
Glad you had such a nice trip!
Russ1663
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Transportation and Other Questions - Frozen Four Weekend (5 Replies)
Hi All. My wife and I will be in Boston for the Frozen Four, April 9 -12. Staying at the Millennium, games Thursday and Saturday at TD Garden. We live near Portsmouth but only for a couple of years so we don’t yet know Boston all that well. I’m hoping you can help with a couple of questions: 1. I’m not crazy about paying $47/night at the hotel to park a car I won’t use for 3 days. Is it possible to leave a car at a remote train station and take the T into town? Feasible to walk from the T...More
March 21, 2015|
Response fromforgotmypword|
1) Call the government center garage. In the recent past they had a "park and stay" program, but I could not find it on their site last time I looked. In any case it was a low rate for people who parked and left the car for several days. You had to reserve in advance. That garage is between your hotel and the garden. Bar that there is overnight parking permitted in the garage at Station Landing at Wellington Station, where you can get the Orange line to Haymarket. The walk to the hotel...More