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Boston USS Constitution Cruise

  • USS Constitution cruise
  • 45-minute fully narrated tour
  • See Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party Boat and the Old North Church
Boston USS Constitution Cruise
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Explore one of Boston’s most cherished landmarks, the historic USS Constitution, on this 45-minute cruise to see America’s Ship of State. Get up close and personal with "Old Ironsides," including the option to take a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on this tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and Old North Church. This seasonal cruise operates from April to November only.
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The USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s Ship of State — a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate (a type of heavy warship) of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States. Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution was one of six original frigates that were authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third one ever built.

The USS Constitution is located inside Boston National Historical Park as part of the Charlestown Navy Yard and part of Boston's Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path through downtown Boston that passes by 16 locations that are significant to the history of the United States.

This 45-minute journey visits “Old Ironsides,” with the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on the tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, which was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War; the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, a floating history museum with live reenactments, multimedia exhibits and, of course, a tearoom; and Old North Church, Boston's most-visited historical site, where the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent.
Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice harbor view and thorough narrative

The cruise did not stop at the USS Constitution because the wind and choppy waves made it too dangerous to dock. We ended up taking the ferry over to Charlestown after enjoying the cruise. You need photo ID to board the USS Constitution. Just before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cherish J
Reviewed 31 October 2018
Convenient ferry service from Downtown Boston to Charlestown

The dock is located right by the Boston Aquarium and the trip takes about 15-20 minutes. You get some great views of Boston from the harbor up to Charlestown at the old Navy Yard. The ride is comfortable and you can sit inside or go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geotech522
Reviewed 13 October 2018
45 minute tour

Did the 45 minute tour round the harbour, learn a lot about the history of the harbour and the piers, the person during the speaking on the tour was very informative well worth the money

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 375jillb
Reviewed 9 September 2018
Beautiful views of Boston!

We had the 3 day Go Boston card and one of the options was the harbor cruise. It was a perfect way to see Boston Harbor and the USS Constitution. Plus the boat pulls up and lets you off/back on to visit the USS Constitution...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for your review cindyaryan, we appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with us! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the harbor while you were in Boston!

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile
Harbor Cruise

Fun cruise. Very informative. Where to meet was a little confusing but we figured it out. We took the last cruise of the day and it was about to rain but it was a nice ending to a packed day of sightseeing.

Thank sibbyw
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Sibby W and thanks for your review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Boston Harbor! We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with us!

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Mary D
8 August 2018|
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Response from Anita A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy tickets onsite. But if you want to just get over to the USS Constitution you can pay $3.50 and take the ferry. Their ticket office is separate - further down toward the aquarium.
11 June 2018|
Response from Sonia T |
when is the last day this cruise runs. I will be in Boston Nov. 21st.
22 May 2018|
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Response from MerelyATourist | Reviewed this property |
As previously answered, no. There are claims that the web site for the cruise is misleading. But it is not. Nowhere does it even imply that you will cruise on the USS Constitution.