USS Constitution Museum, Boston

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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. Arrange to visit USS Constitution Museum and other attractions in Boston using our Boston travel app .
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  • The ship is still commissioned and is in operation. Living history. The crew are knowledgeable. Worth the trip out there.  more »
  • Was in Boston for a hockey game. Decided to do some site seeing and stumbled across this Museum. I was surprised that it was free. Nice to learn about our history. Great facility.  more »
  • An amazing vessel, which is worth the short walk across from the city, so you can see the views around, rather than driving there. :) They actually have navy sailors taking you around telling you the ...  more »
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  • Very informative! Learned so much about the history and significance of the famed warship and why it's such a national treasure. It's great that it has survived all these years and preserved for future generations. The museum also lets visitors experience what it was like for personnel of various ranks to work in the warship in its heyday and discusses their motivations for enlisting. The exhibition is quite comprehensive. I'd say allot two hours to see everything at a comfortable pace. It's pay-as-you-wish all the time, with $5 to $10 as the the suggested donation. We arrived from downtown Boston via the Charlestown Ferry. From the Charlestown ferry station, it's about a 10-minute walk to the museum.
  • I've been here a number of times and it never ceases to be interesting. It's a great experience for those who have an interest in Naval History and also for those who don't. I'd certainly recommend going if you're in the area.
  • As far as US Military national parks go this is a great one. In addition to the restored vessel itself, which is very cool, there is also a museum ashore. This deals with the history of shipbuilding and naval activity in Boston in a fun, interactive, and informative way. Its great for student trips or for adult day excursions.
  • FREE?! I loved this tour. It’s full of history and interesting facts. The small museum is great as well. The people conducting the tour were full of information and seemed passionate about the history behind the constitution.
  • The museum and the boat are two separate entities so if you want to go to the boat you have to go to a different place. The boat is a 5 out of 5 stars and the museum is 3 out of 5 stars so together they are 4 out of 5. The tour guide was great. The views here are special.

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