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USS Constitution Museum

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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 2 days ago via mobile

Very neat place. We enjoyed going onboard to see a ship commissioned so long ago. To see what it must have been like for the men who sailed this magnificent vessel. And it was FREE! Military present as it is a US Navy Yard and...More

Thank Sherri Leigh J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was more interested in Revolutionary War experience, which did not include the USS Constitution, but there was lots of cool stuff on old ships including the Revolution, and great books. Plus there was a WWII Destroyer exhibit where I could learn more about what...More

Thank philroloff
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting and family friendly. Entry by suggested donation. Plenty for the children to interact with. Not a large museum.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visit the ship then be sure to visit the museum. It brings the story altogether and is a great place for people of all ages to experience what it was like to live during that period of time. You can even lie in a hammock...More

Thank lovethesights
Reviewed 6 days ago

This ship is so well maintained. A definite must see. A piece of history to be shared. I recommend. It was near the end of the Freedom Trail

Thank dale b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Several hands on exhibits for kids. Intermixed with breathtaking artworks. There is informative movie about the ship. The displays are informative and tell stories about all sorts of subjects, i.e. what the USS CONSTITUTION soldiers clothes would consist of, what they ate on board, how...More

Thank Koda1Raven2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The USS Constitution should be on everyone's must see list for Boston. Active members of the US Navy are on the ship, sharing information on about the workings of the ship. They did an excellent job.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shows a good history of the USS Constitution Which was QI . It was very hands on and not just for children but hands on for big kids.

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generally a reasonable attraction with 3 areas on one site. If you want to go on USS Constitution you MUST have photo ID as still a commissioned naval warship

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately they were done refurbishing it - so we got to go both aboard and down below - very interesting.

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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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11 October 2018|
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Response from Timsnapper | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, There is a bus stop just outside the Naval Yard......... only a 2 or 3 min walk............ however I am not too sure if they operate a "hop on hop off" system of bus tickets. Equally it's only a short walk if... More
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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
11 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