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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
Charlestown
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+1 617-426-1812
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"old ironsides"
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"dry dock"
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"photo id"
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"below deck"
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"beautiful ship"
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"navy personnel"
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"freedom trail"
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"suggested donation"
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"hands on activities"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"great piece of history"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family visited the USS Constitution because my 9 year old is doing a school project about it. It was interesting and fun. But the reason I am writing this is because the staff was amazing. Every single navy officer,security guard and cashier was smiling...More

Thank Christin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I walked the Freedom Trail and making it to the ship was pretty awesome. The ships sails were massive, the condition of the wood was still in good shape-this was a time when things were made to last. We went below deck...More

Thank Kiersten W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not everyone makes it to Charlestown on the Freedom Trail but this suggested donation museum is well worth a visit if you have young children. My four year old loves the kitchen part with the hammocks! There’s also a part where you roll up and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum seemed to be set up for the youngsters. As seniors, we did enjoy it, but I think that children from 5 to 10 would really enjoy the interactive exhibits.

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being English you are lead to believe we were the greatest sea fairer s, won all the battles and sailed the best ships . This museum shows the other side of the story when we did get beat, lost to superior ships and seamen ....More

Thank Ken W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ship was closed, and the museum was ok, but was geared more for kids and I skipped a lot of it. Probably would not return for that, but would try again for the ship itself.

Thank tacocands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought NJROTC Cadets to see Old Ironsides. They had learned about the ship in class and were excited to see it in person. Very nice to be able to wander the ship on our own, plenty of staff to answer questions.

Thank Magpie608
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums we have been to in a long time! Very interactive and something for all ages. The stories of ship and people on it was fun to follow.

Thank Glenn P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Think of it ! This is the only one of it's kind in the world!!! Think of the history of it and what it "tellsl" you. Look at the people who came to the United States on it! Why is it still here a few...More

Thank Al S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is a must see. we took the ferry over from Boston to see this as well as bunker hill. we went through the museum as well as took a tour of iron sides. a very neat experience from seeing where it was built to...More

Thank Kkpope
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ronao769
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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stdur12
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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drewtalk01
24 April 2017|
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Response from hrs314 | Reviewed this property |
I would go early in the morning. The museum can be done in 30 minutes or several hours depending on your level of interest. Talk to the crew on the ship. They tell the story best!
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