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“Don't miss this piece of history!”

USS Constitution Museum
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Ranked #17 of 402 things to do in Boston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We were in Boston late January, very cold but the sun was out. This is a piece of history you do not want to miss. The USS Constitution is ran by the Navy, so before touring the ship, you must show your ID, and go through a security check, (items on a belt, walk through a detector), like at the airport - but well worth it to visit this magnificent piece of history. I could not imagine traveling on the sea in a wooden ship, let alone into battle. Even though it was a self-guided tour, we chatted with one of the Navy personnel on board who gave us a little more information on the ship and their different events involving the ship. There were 500 men at a time on the ship - while 250 men manned the upper deck and the sails, 250 were sleeping below - would like to go back in the summer and take the guided tour. Only a short walking distance away, is the Bunker Hill Monument, also well worth the walk, just follow the Freedom Trail.

Thank Gonzalezgang
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a magical and inspiring place for anyone who cares about U.S. history and loves the beauty of sailing ships. The ship seems to be a living thing, telling stories about the people who sailed her.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

The USS Constitution is a great place for history buffs to visit, but small children will also enjoy exploring the ship. Every Fourth of July, the ship takes a small journey to celebrate its (and the nation's) history. If you are taking the trolley tour, this is one of the stops.

Thank nelsc61
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

we went by the trolly bus made a special trip what we were not told that as british we needed our id ie passport etc, we had to make the trip back to our hotel to get id ,our visit was good apart from the visit to the constitution we could not visit the sleeping quarters . the museum was very good great for the kids well worth a visit but take your id and expect security .

Thank bizzyinn
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Bring your visit to the ship into perspective with a visit to the Museum - together they complement one another quite well. The combined experience is like bringing history to life. Hard to say which to do first but either way will be informative and enjoyable. If you go visit the ship be sure to not miss this additional aspect.

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