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USS Constitution Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 December 2003

I have visited the USS Constitution a few times. It is such an amazing piece of history! Touring the ship is like taking a step back in time. If you love history, this is an Boston attraction not to be missed. On one of my...More

20  Thank Claudia C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Seriously America you need to stop being so paranoid! Did not get in and did not go back. What are you looking for. At the venues that we have shown ID they have glanced at it and let us in so obviously Australians are OK....More

5  Thank flickymicky
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Oh my gosh, this is one beautiful ship. It was great to be able to get on board and see where the crew slept, ate and fought. It's so great that they restored this great ship to it's previous glory. Thanks!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect place for my 7 year old who was studying the war of 1812. They had lots of exhibits which helped him to understand what life was like back then. It helped me to understand. The museum entertained him and educated him. It brought to...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and awesome ship. Go below decks and feel what it would be like to spend months with up to 500 men in a confind area. Cannons are impressive.

Thank OutDoorLoverUs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the USS Constitution was a unique experience. I was pleased that this was not just another guided tour but a museum we could walk around on our own. I will admit it was under the eyes of naval personnel. Below decks got a bit...More

Thank MaRR1900
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a day that the ship was closed, so we did not toured it. The museum next to it was quite interesting with movies and lots of pictures and toys to interact with others.

Thank Evita_1957
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The USS Constitution Museum is on the Freedom Trail in Boston. It's accessible by walk or one can buy a pass for one of the tourist buses. Learn about the beautiful story how it took a whole town to build the Old Ironsides and how...More

Thank soulstirrings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if you are in Boston. Also know as Old Ironsides, it is the oldest ship in the Boston Harbour.

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and informative site. We took the Hop On/Off Bus and enjoyed our experience.

Thank Irreplaceable G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the museum the same day as the ship. they are in the same lot. I loved the museum but disliked that it says free but donations encouraged. It isn't really encouraged as much as it seems pushed on you with a desk guy...More

Thank 45maggiep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is walking distance of the Navy's Old Ironsides(USS Constitution). The museum is set up well. You can start the tour with a video if you like. The museum takes you through conditions and even the process to become a crew member at the...More

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10 October 2018|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is! There are benches near the stop to have a sit down whilst waiting. 3 minute walk max to naval yard.
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22 July 2018|
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Response from ejavos | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I haven’t seen the question sooner! I think 1 hour would be fine. There isn’t much walking involved, but there are some stairs and tight spaces on the ship itself. We had no lines to get in really, maybe 5 people... More
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