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USS Constitution Museum, Boston
(4.2/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
Step back in time almost 200 years to experience maritime history at USS Constitution Museum. Housed in a restored shipyard building at the former Charlestown Navy Yard, the museum features an array of interactive exhibits and artifacts dedicated to the history and preservation of the USS Constitution. Experience life at sea aboard “Old Ironsides” by furling a sail and firing a cannon, or take a tour of the ship to explore below deck. Bring photo ID as you must have it to enter the museum. Work out when and for how long to visit USS Constitution Museum and other Boston attractions using our handy Boston vacation route planner.
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  • The Museum is free (donations encouraged), and very playful. Many small activities for children!
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  • Well maintained massive ship. Very interesting to see and walk around. Great informative talks given in a few different spots about the ship. Enjoyed seeing this very much. 
  • Old ironsides is definitely worth the walk on the freedom trail. The ship was in dry dock while we were there. The museum staff are all super knowledgeable and helpful. 
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  • Completely enjoyable visit. The tour guide was well-informed and entertaining, and everyone on board was as professional as can be. They're a credit to Old Ironsides and I'm pleased she is in such good hands.
  • There are a lot of historical displays tu see an of course, the battle ship. This is a good trip for anyone of any age. Highly recommend it.
  • I visited about a year ago and whole the admission is free a donation is highly recommended. With that said I had a good time and learned a few things. I believe I went when I was a kid but didn't remember much. Just standing outside looking at the Constitution. And my shirt from when I was younger that I got from there. If you are looking for something fun and informative that won't break the bank then this museum could be what youre looking for.
  • I hadn't been here since I was a little kid, and I wanted to bring my kids here. The museum was outstanding, it was very interactive and informative. The kids had games to play, both physical and screen type. The artifacts on display were really interesting as well. Everything from a sailor's wooden leg, to models of what the Constitution looked like when it was a floating barn/barracks. The ship itself is in drydock now, so the masts are stepped down and the cannons are removed, but the tours are still interesting.
  • Fun place to bring the family . A good deal of walking. Nice exhibits. Good for kids. Ship is amazing.