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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 today

We visited here as part of the Boston Freedom Trail. If you are not American you needed to take your passport to gain access. Lovely tour of the boat and plenty of history to be learnt.

Thank Eastender6410
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oldest commissioned ship in the U S Navy. Amazing, fantastic experience. This is a unique experience for all ages

Thank CapeCodDiner
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is free to enter, you just have to go through security screening. You have to go through the gift shop/small museum to get to the ship. Inside the gift shop there are restrooms. Expect to spend a bit of time here where you...More

Thank 542bernadettew
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mostly a tourist stop with gift shops. You are able to go on a few of the ships. This is off the beaten path and a far walk at the end of the Freedom trail. Must see for any history buff though.

Thank tiffanybrasch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stop off when walking the Freedom Trail. For a free museum, it was great, a small museum inside the building you enter then you can go out to the USS Constitution. Amazing to think about the history of that vessel. Recommend.

Thank Kevin_bigelk1030
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVED everything about this tour and museum! Hard to describe the feeling of being on this historical boat and being able to imagine the men who crewed it and what they experienced. Go, touch, interact and be enthralled by America's rich history. This is definitely...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well one of the best, easily. I made this the first stop on our Boston visit and it was well worth it. The ship is beautiful, and to touch the ship and imagine the men who sailed on her over the years is a very...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely worth the journey if you are on the freedom trail. As a big old ship its place in history is assured and to be able to walk on board is fantastic. **beware BRING photo identification as one of our party was refused...More

Thank Bren M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loved the history of the museum and the tour of the boat. Many staff available for questions great opportunity to see and get on ship. Museum had interactive items and rich history. Kids loved this.

Thank tgkennon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Freedom Trail, you find this magnificent ship, and the museum, which you should visit. I want to recall it's free of charge and has a very nice shop.

Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
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ronao769
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
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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 Bob A | Reviewed this property |
We took about three hours for the ship & museum. I'd suggest visiting during the week.
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