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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 fist history is outside with five information stands about the Constitution & Dry Dock One. First I thought the museum might not be my liking, however as I walked down the hallway, history was... 
    The fist history is outside with five information stands about the Constitution & Dry Dock One. First I thought the museum might not be my liking, however as I walked down the hallway, history was...  more »
  • As an avid history buff, this was the highlight of my tour of Boston, Walking through the ship and trying to imagine what it but have been like to experience life in peace and war on ship was a... 
    As an avid history buff, this was the highlight of my tour of Boston, Walking through the ship and trying to imagine what it but have been like to experience life in peace and war on ship was a...  more »
  • Great museum with interactive exhibits. It brought the history to life with experiential activities that were enjoyable for children and adults alike. Be sure to take your children upstairs to... 
    Great museum with interactive exhibits. It brought the history to life with experiential activities that were enjoyable for children and adults alike. Be sure to take your children upstairs to...  more »
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  • This is actually a free museum with recommended donations amounts. The museum provides a good history of the USS Constitution from when it was built all the way to today. There's some "puzzles" for kids but most of the electronic ones are not really working. But it's not bad to drop by if you are in the area looking a the USS Constitution.
  • Such an awesome experience & my favorite part of Boston trip so far. Great for adults and kids alike! We spent nearly 3 hours here & loved the interactive informative exhibits! If you’re coming here for history this is a great stop.
  • Very cool. I didn’t know that the US navy started on the constitution in 1775 by General George Washington to defend the American colonies from British attack and still to this day is a retired naval ship. And the United States Navy still takes care of her. Lots of very cool things to see in Boston.
  • Love this ship! Self guided with several knowledgeable active duty members on board to give you all the info you might want to know. Kids crawled around and enjoyed every bit of it.
  • It was uncomfortable being pressured to donate with a "suggested" $10 fee. The lady behind counter even stopped people that were walking through and forcefully noted to them that donations were appreciated. Don't embarrass or pressure people. I think our history should be free. There is nothing wrong with the unattended donation receptacle. Let the people tell you if the museum was worth it.

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