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USS Constitution Museum

Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Bldg 22 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-426-1812
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While many historic sites are a bit on the boring side, this museum is very well done. The history of the ship is told by active US Navy servicemen dressed in historic uniforms. After a quick tour of the ship, we spent a lot of...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed yesterday

Although we enjoyed the USS Constitution itself, this museum augments the visit to the ship. Be sure to do both. In the museum, you learn a great deal more about the building of the ship as well as the people involved. A great history lesson....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This would be a great place to take young children. There were many hands on activities to keep them busy. However, as an adult looking to see historical objects, artifacts and information, it was not worth the time it took to visit. The USS Constitution...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the time we spent in the USS Constitution Museum. My favorite part is that it was hands on...I wish I would have had my grandchildren with me. I also learned so much about the ship and the War of 1812. Loved it.

Thank lkph48
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had planned a quick walk-through of this museum but ended up spending more than one hour here! There is no entrance fee but they do ask for donations; definitely worth the $10 we donated for the two of us to visit. Pretty much all...More

Thank NUmathgrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum offered background history on the USS Constitution and how pivotal this boat was in defending against the English. The presentations were informative and we are glad the shop has been maintained for all to see.

Thank _cmlot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most fascinating for me was the fact that the ship is still a registered Naval warship with active-duty sailors assigned to it. Very enjoyable, free tour of a piece of American history!

Thank DarwynK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free!. Sailors on deck are passionate about this vessel and interesting to listen too. Museum is interesting and kid friendly, lots of activities for the youngens.

Thank muzza5002017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a sight to visit. The museum is hands on and informative. Even though Constitution is under renovation and has limited visiting hours, it is still worth a stop.

Thank RobinF530
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine museum with a strong Nautical theme in History. It really takes you back to see what life was like in the early days of American history.

Thank steve W
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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About how long does it take to see the museum and tour the ship? Also what time of day is the lest busiest in July?
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.
I can't find prices?
18 January 2017|
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Response from im666_1999 | Reviewed this property |
It's free. You can donate whatever you feel is appropriate.
How close is parking ?
3 October 2016|
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Response from Kathleen M | Reviewed this property |
If you go on their website there are directions to the Nautica Parking Garage where I think you can get discounted parking.