USS Constitution

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Neighbourhood: Charlestown
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 of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.
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Becky G
9 contributions
Jan. 2022
This ship is worth a stop. Tours are led by naval personnel. The museum, however, is more geared toward children, so I would skip that myself next time around.
Written 17 January 2022
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RLCROBERT
110 contributions
Jan. 2022
This is a MUST see when in or near Boston! The animated tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the ships history, engaged the guests, and clearly explained what life on this boat would have been like in the early 1800's. Such a treasure of the American Navy!!!!
Written 13 January 2022
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GmanUnit
Northwood, UK22 contributions
Nov. 2021
Considering this ship is still technically part of the USA navy it's a brilliant specimen of what ships used to be like many years ago. It's obviously cramped for those over 6ft as you go down the decks but it's worth going to see and exploring. It's free but you must take photo ID with you and you must past through a metal detector before being allowed to board with your guide.
Written 10 December 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,648 contributions
Nov. 2021
I visited the USS Constitution in November 2021 as part of doing the Freedom Trail from start to finish. The USS Constitution and USS Constitution Museum were my last stop on the Freedom Trail. I walked all the way from Back Bay, a distance of around 5 miles, and covered all 16 stops. The USS Constitution is considered an active US Navy installation and so you have to pass through very tight security. I walked around the deck for about 15 minutes but did not go below. I think the views of Boston Harbor and Boston were very nice.
Written 6 December 2021
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Nomad22265527897
1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We visited the USS Constitution and its museum on our last day in Boston. The museum is an immersive experience that makes the ship and all the history behind it tangible and accessible after 3 centuries. We learned about how they built the ship, sailors and their families, and many other interesting things.

To get to the ship, you wait in a yard along with a group of other visitors until a tour guide leads the way. Our guide was an amazing narrator and very well informed. Visitors are allowed to visit three levels on the ship.

Beware because the ship is not senior accessible. The stairs up onto the ship are very steep and we used ladder-like stairs to go up and down levels. My senior companion stayed on the first level and enjoyed the views while I was down. You are free to take as many pictures as you want.
Written 24 November 2021
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TheHoovers
205 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately didn’t make it here until after hours, but it was still worth it to see the ship, even in the dark. Would definitely recommend stopping here!!
Written 20 November 2021
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Jorge P
Houston, TX54 contributions
Jul. 2021
quick security checkpoint before you get on the ship. it was great visiting such a storied ship. got to see every level of the ship and living quarters.
Written 17 November 2021
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MundoJavier
Jacksonville, FL15 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
An amazing piece of living history that played a key role in the establishing of this great nation. The tour guides are very knowledgeable Sailors on active duty. Was fortunate to be there for evening colors and hear the cannon.
Written 7 November 2021
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Holly B
7 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Amazing! We love doing ship tours on our vacations. The Navy Sailors on the ship gave amazing information and answered all our questions about the history of the ship.
Written 2 November 2021
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Stuart H
Boise, ID141 contributions
Oct. 2021
How fortunate to catch a glimpse of this majestic frigate on the move in Boston Inner Harbor. It was celebrating it's 224th birthday!
Written 1 November 2021
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