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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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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a highlight of the freedom trail. Beyond the ship and its active military crew, the museum is outstanding in portraying the history of the era and the back stories associated with ship building in colonial America.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of our stop on tour hops and I thought it was very interesting and informative. I really enjoyed learning the history of the USS Constitution. BTW make sure you have a legal photo ID with you because you’re going to go through...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

Last year the masts were off but this year they are back in place. The yardarms and sails are still off but well worth the visit. The sailors were talkative and answered all the questions. I wish the giftshop was re-accessible onec you finished the...More

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed yesterday

As a working live US vessel you must have some form of identification to enter. Very interesting seeing the workings of the ship.

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum and ship were very informative and the ship itself was very well preserved. The historical actors were very knowledgeable about their job and a few would give 'talks or speeches' in the first person. The amount of information was fantastic even down to...More

Thank Bestadidas_Traveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

We like all the interactive exhibits. The staff was very informative about the conditions on the ship.

Thank inthegarden
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the ship and the museum. You need state issued Id to get into the center since it’s run by the Us Navy. (No id no entry) The active duty sailors were dressed as period sailors and gave a great lecture about the ship...More

Thank WonderWoman20162016
Reviewed 5 days ago

I think this is likely overlooked and under-appreciated since there is so much to see in Boston but we really enjoyed it! My husband was the one who pushed to go so we did and we are glad. First off, the Museum is a separate...More

Thank c00perjam
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great museum! Interactive and informative, but not stuffy and boring. It would be a great place to bring school age kids, but adults will find it just as interesting. I learned a lot. It was recommended to me by another couple to go...More

Thank Kristi N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went last week to the USS Constitution with my four teens and we had a great time. We didnt have time for thw museum but the ship was amazing! Its a colonial ship with tons of stories and history. The two naval officers on...More

Thank margaret b
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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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
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.
24 April 2017|
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Response from Bob A | Reviewed this property |
We took about three hours for the ship & museum. I'd suggest visiting during the week.