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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).
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old ironsides” (278 reviews)
“dry dock” (278 reviews)
“photo id” (89 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My 16 year old daughter said it was "very cool". She liked the activities and displays that were hands on. The ship was a sight to see in person. The day we were there they had a Rosie the Riveter tent with additional activities!!!

Thank RobBflo1
Reviewed 2 days ago

My title says it all. (PS. Don't forget the Museum of Science and Museum of Fine Arts.) Harvard University is very close by and should be on your schedule also!) Marriott Long Wharf is also excellent.

1  Thank mtnclub
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was nice, but just that a museum. The entrance fee was pay by donation which was nice. Since it gets quite expensive

Thank 2cmoose
Reviewed 4 days ago

This venue was open free of charge the weekend of the Tall Ships in Boston. It is a self-guided tour and was very interesting and it was challenging and fun making our way to the lower levels of the ship. Great history and a must...More

Thank Loves2Research
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is along the Freedom Trail and the USS Constitution and near the Bunker Hill Monument. The museum is a great experience for all age groups and is good for families with small children. There are interactive displays as well as exhibits that are...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship itself it's back in the harbor but you are not yet allowed to go inside. Bummer! However, it was pretty impressive to see it up close. The museum was a lot more fun than I expected. There are many games and interactive exhibits...More

Thank 68mbl5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a number of family members, to include a grip of children. There are a lot of things one can do with children here, and it's quite worthwhile in this case. For adults? The ship, when 'open' for tours, is probably immensely worth...More

Thank H1142EXdavidb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my Boston must do stops. Unfortunately the ship is still closed, so we could only view from afar. A sailor shared the ships history and information about the renovation. Worth a stop, especially when you can view it up close. It is far...More

Thank bambert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a little time after business meetings so we stopped by to see the ships. There are two at this museum with the highlight being old Ironsides. Fair warning parking is a real bear here as there is no lot to utilize,street parking only....More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do place to visit and tour. History abounds here. Also, visit the USS Constitution which just got out of dry dock. This ship holds a special place in my heart as my nephew was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the USMC. He subsequently...More

Thank lemonaid73
Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight
lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit.
Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge
from the North End or take the scenic water locks to
Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll
down cute Main street, wandering up the windy
residential streets to Monument Square, where you can
learn about the city’s history along with a great view
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11 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
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.
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.