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USS Constitution Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting way to spend a couple of hours on a wet morning, especially if you want go learn about US Navel history. The museum is very well set up for ‘hands on’ activities for children with easy to read information notices. We had planned...More

Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a stop off the Freedom Trail. You are greeted by service men and women in uniform and eager to talk to you about this ship. So clean and so much history. If you are tall, watch your head.. but worth a visit.

Thank IM_Touringtheworld
Reviewed 2 days ago

The visit to the ship and museum were highlights of our trip. The movie about this very busy shipyard was interesting. The items on display are very interesting.

Thank gardener5082
Reviewed 2 days ago

the guide gave a riveting rendition of what happened in 1812 and the boat was amazing to see how things were at that time

Thank dmonag000
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting experience. Seen what the sailors had to do and what their living quarters were like. Be ready to go though a metal detector and have your drivers license or passport ready.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well done and lots of interactive things for kids. Cool history and presented well. Had great artifacts. Self paced

Thank RobertHC9148JV
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great exhibit--love that the tour guides are all active duty servicemembers...I hear they take it out and sail it every 4th of July.

Thank xenaht2000
Reviewed 6 days ago

This added to the overall enjoyment of visiting the Constituion and appreciating the workmanship which made the ship and the success of its crew in battle.

Thank JJ S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It makes sense to see Old Ironsides it the ship it totally refurbished and space and things to see on it are limited. Good for kids and families.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice museum of the Constitution and the history of the naval yard. Gift shop has plenty to purchase. You WILL need to go through security and have an ID as it is still an active US Naval ship. My wife and I found it...More

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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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Barbara G
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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
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.