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USS Constitution Museum

Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Charlestown
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+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed yesterday

Toured with my grandson's history class. The kids liked going through the ship and the museum asking questions and touching everything. There are several interactive activities and films in the museum that the kids really liked. There is a little gift shop with interesting items...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained frigate. Nicknamed “Old Ironsides”. Beautiful and interactive. Reinactors are available to answer questions and include you I. The experience.

Thank Alena W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was wonderful to be able to see this ship , it is so well preserved and full of history. I love it!.

Thank Nidia N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fun experience! You get to explore the ship and there are active duty sailors on board to answer questions. It’s a chance to have a hands on experience with history.

Thank AnthonyCat
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had "tour" tickets that got us in to several places. This was one of them. The ship is spotless and true to history. sailors (real Navy) Dressed in period costomes lead onboard tours. Historically amazing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We originally ran in here to get out of the rain, and man I'm glad we did! Our 4 kids were mesmerized for 2-3 hours. There is SO much to see and do! A very hands on/sensory experience.

Thank lucasc338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the USS Constitution Museum as part of a Boston Harbor Cruise. There was a bit of a line to go through security but, it moved quickly. My husband/sons are more into the history and really liked it. The museum and touring the ship...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The oldest active duty naval ship in America. Walk the decks an below and imagine the life of about 450 men serving on the ship. Love being there

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the oldest commissioned navy vessel that is still commissioned today. We are lucky that we live in a country that is proud of it history and that maintains important pieces of history that can passed down through generations so that we never forget...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Right across from the Constitution with no set admission price, but with suggested donations ($5-10). A long building with a lot of interesting factoids on the history, construction, and maintenance of Old Ironsides. Starts out, if you choose, with a short informative movie. The displays...More

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ronao769
10 July 2017|
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Response from kcs2699 | Reviewed this property |
You can easily follow the trail (just follow the red trailed marked on the sidewalks). But you might want to consider an inexpensive tour guide who will provide lots of interesting information about what you are seeing. Our... More
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stdur12
9 July 2017|
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Response from somereader | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in May, we could not go aboard the USS Constitution. We could walk around the outside and take photos, and visit the museum. Perhaps it will be the same then.
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drewtalk01
23 April 2017|
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Response from hrs314 | Reviewed this property |
I would go early in the morning. The museum can be done in 30 minutes or several hours depending on your level of interest. Talk to the crew on the ship. They tell the story best!
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