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USS Constitution Museum

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Address: Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
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+1 617-426-1812
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you...

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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Good to embrace Boston history

Good to embrace Boston history: Both the ship and the museum itself tell a great story and give a quick overview of the early American days

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good to embrace Boston history: Both the ship and the museum itself tell a great story and give a quick overview of the early American days

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum was interesting. There is a donation box and no charge to enter but they ask for $10. Decent little museum but sadly when I was there the ship was being renovated and was closed.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we couldn't actually see the USS Constitution when we went, because it was in dry dock undergoing renovations. That's okay, though, because the actual shop related to the history of it is really nice. We spent most of the time on the Cassin Young right next to it; I also bought a nice sky blue T-shirt from the gift... More 

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Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting museum telling you all about the ship and life on board a ship. The Constitution is a beautiful ship with a very interesting life story. I am so glad that it has been preserved. You cannot go on the ship itself but it is docked right by the museum. The museum itself is full of interesting facts and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great museum. We thaught that we will be out of it in half an hour but eventually spent 3. Very interesting and lots of things for adaults and grown ups to learn.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum and ship tour was very interesting. They tour guides were funny and knowledgeable. We got to sign a piece of copper that will be attached to the ship's hull for the next 20 years. That is very very cool!!! It will be out of dry dock in July of 2017.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here and it was incredibly interesting. The museum is bigger than you expect and packed with fun interactive exhibits.

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MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went March 12, 2017. Nice, easily navigated museum. The second floor is interactive. It was fun and well put together. Gift shop, rest rooms, parking on site. We didn't go on the ship, it wasn't open as it was getting renovated. We enjoyed it!

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To see how this ship was made, how sailors lived on this ship, baffles the mind. What these people did for this country is amazing. This ship is a national treasure that this country must support and preserve.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have to take a tour boat to get there but worth it. Stay in the area and have lunch. The museum is breathtaking and worth reminiscing the history that went down.

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Staying in Charlestown

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Charlestown
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 of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.
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