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Itinerary
The USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s Ship of State — a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate (a type of heavy warship) of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States. Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution was one of six original frigates that were authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third one ever built.

The USS Constitution is located inside Boston National Historical Park as part of the Charlestown Navy Yard and part of Boston's Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path through downtown Boston that passes by 16 locations that are significant to the history of the United States.

This 45-minute journey visits “Old Ironsides,” with the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on the tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, which was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War; the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, a floating history museum with live reenactments, multimedia exhibits and, of course, a tearoom; and Old North Church, Boston's most-visited historical site, where the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent.
Locations visited
USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard
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Overview
Explore one of Boston’s most cherished landmarks, the historic USS Constitution, on this 45-minute cruise to see America’s Ship of State. Get up close and personal with "Old Ironsides," including the option to take a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on this tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and Old North Church. This seasonal cruise operates from April to November only.
Highlights
  • USS Constitution cruise
  • 45-minute fully narrated tour
  • See Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party Boat and the Old North Church
  • Option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Scam Cruise

This was nothing less than a scam. First, it’s title is misleading. You don’t actually cruise on the USS Constitution. It’s a passenger boat that takes you to the Constitution. However, we went on a Monday, and they failed to tell us when we bought...More

3  Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Warning! Scam! Fraud!

There was no cruise or meals. The whole thing is free! I couldn't find a phone no or email to TripAdvisor to complain.

3  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Got to ride on the USS Constitution July 4 2018

A ride on the oldest active duty war ship in the world WOW, total bucket list item. Life time top experience list. The ship is amazing as are the Navy crew. All of the other guests were really neat people to be with. Not a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Step back into history

The Boston Harbor Cruise includes a stop at the old Navy Yard to see the USS Constitution. The young man who was the docent on our cruise was the perfect blend of information and humor. As a 70 year-old, even I learned some history. I...More

1  Thank GBS311
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Disappointing

Ads are very misleading. The site does not inform that the cruise does not include actually getting onboard the USS Constitution. We were on the 4:30 cruise so were told it was the “last pick up” from the Constitution. We were told if we got...More

6  Thank Anita A
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Mary D
8 August 2018|
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Response from Anita A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy tickets onsite. But if you want to just get over to the USS Constitution you can pay $3.50 and take the ferry. Their ticket office is separate - further down toward the aquarium.
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alexny222
22 May 2018|
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Thank you for asking this question. The picture used on this website is misleading as I also thought the cruise was aboard the USS Constitution.
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