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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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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed yesterday

Your hear about it in text books when you are a kid. Seeing it first hand brings it all together. 21" timbers from Georgia. To think that the architects and builders engineered this vessel without modern computers and machinery is simply astounding. Right now its...More

Thank michaelbB2323XR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good place to learn more about the history of the early warships. Children liked the warship planning/construction exhibit.

Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This ship is amazing it is a must do as you walk the freedom trail, it is still an active naval ship so be prepared to go through a security check

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 5 days ago

How cool to roam around a ship that was first commissioned in 1797! During my tour the ship was under renovation but that added a bit of added flavor to the tour. You can go one floor under the deck. It is amazing house big...More

Thank wormthreaderguy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The USS Constitution is one of the last stops along the Freedom Trail and it's a real treat. The museum is large and very interactive. There is so much you can do and learn inside. I'd set aside 1-2 hours to explore this place.

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 6 days ago

YOU MUST HAVE PHOTO ID TO BOARD THE USS CONSTITUTION. (I don't know why, because they don't cross check it with anything - a pretty meaningless security step). Interesting museum, especially for kids. Free admission; donations encouraged.

Thank Gaijin-tanuki
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well kept ship. The Navy does a good job keeping her clean. I would recommend purchasing the medallion on the ship instead of the gift shop. It is much nicer. I would have also liked to see the ship in the water instead of...More

Thank alanr992016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much about this historic Navel Ship that is still in service. Especially enjoyed the information presented by U. S. sailors

Thank NColonna
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Boston countless times, and over the years thoroughly enjoyed the offerings of the Aquarium, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market areas, Science Museum, Children's Museum, Museum of Fine Art - but never took the time or made the effort to see and learn about one of...More

Thank CEJAlaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is free - and merely asks for donations. It is full of exhibits to enhance your experience of the nearby USS Constitution ship. From trying your hand at shipbuilding, to quill writing to the gift shop, everything was well turned-out and ship shape!...More

Thank Jan C
Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight
lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit.
Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge
from the North End or take the scenic water locks to
Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll
down cute Main street, wandering up the windy
residential streets to Monument Square, where you can
learn about the city’s history along with a great view
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About how long does it take to see the museum and tour the ship? Also what time of day is the lest busiest in July?
23 April 2017|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
We took about three hours for the ship & museum. I'd suggest visiting during the week.
I can't find prices?
18 January 2017|
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Response from im666_1999 | Reviewed this property |
It's free. You can donate whatever you feel is appropriate.
How close is parking ?
3 October 2016|
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Response from Kathleen M | Reviewed this property |
If you go on their website there are directions to the Nautica Parking Garage where I think you can get discounted parking.