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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
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+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting the USS Constitution, we walked over to the Museum and took the time to visit there. On the way over, I noticed that several of the ships that were in the Harbor Complex on the last visit were no longer there, just the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We finally got to Boston this year and at the top of my list of things to do was pay a visit to Old Ironsides. Located at the end of the Freedom Trail in the old Charlestown Navy Yard, the venerable veteran of the the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum covers many topics around the USS Constitution ship, fron construction techniques to the life of sailors The top floor is very interactive, wonderful for kids and teens.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laptopmanny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing and totally kid friendly museum. Most exhibits are interactive and allow “kids” of all ages to step back into history to see what life aboard the Constitution was like. Admission is on a donation basis.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a late Saturday afternoon. We were able to find parking nearby, which was free as there was still 30 minutes remaining at the parking meter that we chose. The ship was closed but the museum was still open. We were able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been visiting the museum and liked it a lot. Travelling by ship in the past was definitely an adventure :) Furthermore the place shows a lot of the american history.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed touring the ship; they allow you to go down into the ship and see the living quarters etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samiorobilio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice buidling, donation to enter. Volunteers there happy to answer questions. Not as big as anticipated, but a good way to preview your visit to the Constellation.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Really enjoyed the in depth History about the USS Constitution. Staff were approachable and the displays are really well set up.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 November 2018

My kids and I were visiting the USS Constitution and decided to check out the museum as well. Lots of great info and things to see. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
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11 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.
Barbara G
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