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Review of USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum
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$72.22*
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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #23 of 377 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Uniquely excellent site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Fantastic rare living history experience. I understand the wait line is long in Jly-Aug, but the ship is totally cool and the sailors are into their duty. It's on the short list of don't-miss attractions in Boston.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very cool experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We highly recommend that you listen to the tour session. It is the only way to travel on the lower deck of the ship. It was also very imformative to have the guide give us background information on the USS Constition.

Visited July 2013
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Buckinghamshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Take some ID!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The museum was very interesting especially the life of a sailor on the Constitution. My boys are aged 5 and 11 and exhibit kept them interested which is unusual. I have only given this 3 stars as to visit the ship itself you need to have photo ID on you and our passports were left at the hotel. This wasn't mentioned in any of the guide books but as a working ship and still part of US Navy, ID was necessary.

Visited July 2013
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Johnson County, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hands on history lesson.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

To visit this ship is wonderfully enlightening about the life of a sailor in the 19th century. Imagine sailing for months on such a cramped vessel.

Visited July 2013
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Cleburne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“SEE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have to stop here while on the Freedom Trail. Magnificent vessel with an unparalleled history. Very informative tour. I bought a flag on board and was able to raise it with the help of a sailor then lower and properly fold it. Really cool for a history nerd.

Visited August 2012
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