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“Should be great but inefficient”

USS Constitution Museum
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Ranked #21 of 396 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Should be great but inefficient”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

The ship is great and we took some fun canon pics and such but even early the wait was over an hour for a guided tour. We ended up doing a self guided tour, which we still waited for, but then you cannot go below deck. It would be hard to time to get a guided tour so it is just luck of timing. I thought the whole system was very inefficient.

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New York City, New York
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“history at its best.”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

this was true floating history too know this fine ship has been around so long, and is still commissiond. I like the tour, by actual sailors, did not like that you could not go everywhere on the ship. this is good history for kids.

Visited July 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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“Awesome piece of history!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

The USS Constitution brings you back to what life was like on board a naval ship during the revolution. It was in tip-top shape. Very clean, almost spic and span clean. I was very much impressed that 450 plus men were on board such a small ship and can't even imagine how they lived on this vessel. This was my highlight of the trip to Boston for me. I felt that I was living part of history by going on board. You have to go through security to get into the area where the ship is. Still, very much worth it!

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“Our tour on the USS Constitution”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The ship is kept in such great condition. The young sailor who told us about the ship was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. History was made very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Great tour overall”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We certainly found the entire area to be a great historical visit. You need a photo idea to enter the actual ship.

Visited July 2013
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