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USS Constitution Museum

Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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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 across from the ship in the historic Boston National Park, Charlestown Navy Yard. Open Daily. The Museum is private non-profit Museum and is operated separately from USS Constitution (the Ship).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Charlestown
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting museum, but only worth a very quick visit. Nothing special, and I would;'t spend too much time here.

Thank Mark42139
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum takes advantage of 'teachable moments.' There are models, frames, flags, cross-sections of the ship's ribs, and other displays that make the ship understandable and even more meaningful than its own presence, if that's possible. It's meaningful and especially worth a visit if you've...More

Thank SoCalMare
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Reviewed 3 days ago

THis was a great visit, espectially as we could have entered without paying anything. We made the suggested contributuon to see the museum and the Constitution, one of the best value and most infomrative trips of our holiday. Even our 7 yr old son was...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I visited Old Ironsides on our spring break trip in March. We had an awesome Navy man as our tour guide. The men and women who give the tours are actually duty stationed on the ship and are active military. Make sure...More

Thank Krissy W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Immediately after visiting the USS Constitution decided to hit up the USS Constitution Museum. My husband is a huge history buff all the rest of us in the family are not as much and it definitely has something for everyone. They were panels you could...More

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing piece of American history. So much history which you can see and touch up close. This is still an active US naval vessel, and when my family was there several US Navy sailors were climbing up the lines to the top of the masts...More

Thank cohoman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were not able to get on Old Ironsides (Closed on Mondays), the museum was very interesting, interactive and informative. No admission charge, but so worth the suggested donation.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun on this excursion. Very informed and engaging staff as well as activities. They’ve really put a lot of effort into it and it shows. Admission is in the form of donations but visitors are not pressured to pay anything. Would definitely recommend this...More

Thank spectrld
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is definitely geared more for children. There was an almost life-sized cutout on the wall of every figure they talked about. Lots of buttons to push, doors to open, etc. It was a well-done museum, if a little basic for adults. It was...More

1  Thank Meaghan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Bostons' better sites for Revolutionary War history. A very well preserved vessel of the time period in our nations history. At dockside at the Charlestown Navy yard it is merely minutes from Boston proper to access the site and is very well worth...More

Thank airehead2
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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
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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
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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.
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