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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for every person and not just tourists. It's a wonderful museum and can be enjoyed by young and old!

Thank joanne418
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bucket list item. You have got to take your family to see this if you're an American. Featured in the movie Master and Commander. (They called it a sister French ship) The USS Constitution helped us win the War of 1812 and...More

Thank john7002017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free tour and very interesting. Make sure you have plenty of time to see everything. A short trip through is ok, but if you want to know the history, take your time going through. There are staff in several places to tell...More

Thank MR2600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very exciting and weird to be on a ship that served our country over 200 years ago. Guides were very knowledgeable, informative and friendly - eager to show off "their" ship. The ship had come out of dry dock repair a little over 3 months...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured this ship along the Paul Ravere trail. Free tour of the ship deck. The ship is being restored. We also visited the museum located next to the ship, interesting historical facts and some fun hands on displays. Clean bathrooms which is hard to...More

Thank jackzuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel (220 years) still afloat. Just walking and touring the...More

1  Thank Avrin2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was just a short distance from this area so we got to go for several strolls and stumbled into this area, walked around the USS Constitution and went into the museum. Good for history buffs and families.

Thank jkendo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum spanned the gap between adults, teenagers and young children! Only donations were accepted! Ever want to try and sleep in a hammock 6 inches from three of your best friends...or strangers? This is one of many interactive things you can try at this...More

Thank MarkDr777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love anything old and historic and this ship is certainly both. The crew on board were very knowledgeable and were very polite to us (even though we were English and from the opposing side!) After walking the Freedom Trail to get here the tea...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access onto the Constitution herself, lots of families in summer (understandably) so you spend quite a bit of time dodging past "strollers" etc, but there is plenty to see and enjoy.

Thank Dalkeith1
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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10 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
8 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.
23 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.