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USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

67 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #10 in Boston things to do
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24 5th St, Charlestown, MA, United States
(617) 426-1812
https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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Can you imagine yourself exploring the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship that is still afloat? You can do this and much more when you visit the USS Constitution Museum. After ... Read more
you take a tour of the ship, go into the museum and learn about where the ship has traveled on some of her more adventurous outings. You can look at journals and personal possessions of people who have sailed on the ship over 200 hundreds ago. You can also look at different model ships that people have built, or go upstairs and experience simulated life on a ship as you raise sails, scrub floors, and other duties that are performed on ships.

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Local from Boston

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.

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Mesa

Great tour of the battleship. Just reopened after 3 years of being down for maintenance. They will fly a flag in your honor on the ship and five you a certificate stating such.

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Our oldest ship in the fleet...a great look at sailing in the oldest days in our great nations history!

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Local from Gloucester

Lots of history to be found in Boston so start here at the Freedom trail and end up in downtown Boston

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East Falmouth

Old Ironsides is the Oldest Commissioned Ship in the US NAVY. The Constitution dates back to the 1700's but is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against the British! It's on the Freedom Trail and in my book is a must see! Especially on the 4th of July during it's turnaround trip at Castle Island where they fire the canons! It's currently in Dry Dock but I hear you can still tour the top deck!

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Medway

The museum shop is ok. Pricey for souvenirs especially for kids. Onboard tour is fascinating and you can take your time going through. Fairly priced and good family entertainment

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Local from Malden

The oldest commissioned naval vessel in the US. Check out the cash and young docked next door. A WW2 destroyer.

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Bedford

If you walk the entire Freedom Trail you will definitely see the USS Constitution as this is one end of the trail. The ship itself (Old Iron Sides) offers great tours that are fun for the whole family.

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The USS Constitution Museum is about a historic boat, which was also known also as Old Ironsides because of the way cannon balls bounced off her hull. You can walk on board and see what it was like to be a sailor on a schooner warship! The museum itself tends to focus more on the history of maritime warfare, which I found less exciting than the boat itself.

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London

Remember this as a kid. The ship is amazing. The twin is in Baltimore. The museum is newish though and very impressive, especially for teens and even younger kids.

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Schenectady

This is part of the National Park Service’s park unit. Its a floating ship that is not accessible but can be view from the docks or if you take a harbor cruise can be seen from the water. Still must attraction.

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Local from Boston

I'll admit that I didn't actually know much about the USS Constitution before I visited, but I'm a born-and-raised New Englander, so naturally I'm an avid sailor and love anything nautical. But did you know that the USS Constitution was launched in 1797? 1797, and it's still afloat and commissioned by the Navy. It's incredible! And when you think of where it's been, and all that it has been through, you can't help but feel a sense of pride for the old ship and all that it represents. And the best part? Admission is FREE!

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Local from Boston

The USS Constitution Museum is a 'must see' for every family visiting Boston. Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, it is open to the public free of charge. While in the Navy Yard, go aboard the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat. You can also visit the USS Cassin Young, a WW II Navy destroyer. The visitor information center has a nice exhibition on the history of the Navy Yard. This a great place for a family outing.

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Los Angeles

I really liked seeing all the model ships, but otherwise this museum feels like it's geared more towards the kids, so this would probably be a great place to bring the whole family.

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Irvine

We got to the USS Constitution a little too late to join the last tour, but the museum was still open. Admission is donations only. They have an exhibit with model ships people built, which are just amazing! They are very detailed and impressive. Kids would have fun upstairs experiencing what it would be like to scrub the floors of a ship and working on a ship.

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Bedford

This historic ship marks one end of the Freedom Trail. The museum is very interesting, but boarding the ship itself is the real experience. It is well preserved and feels authentic, as if you're stepping back in time.

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Los Angeles

The USS Constitution is one of the oldest commissioned ships in the US. On this tour you'll get to tour the ship itself on the inside as well as see the museum. It's pretty cool as a relic of the US in the past, and you get some rich history. Must-see.

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Jonesboro

Now this is a ship! The USS Constitution is still a commissioned naval vessel. It's also a piece of American history with an interesting story and a tourist stop with tons of photo-ops.

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Atlanta
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My partner and I explored the heck out of the ship and loved the history and background of this historic ship.

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Neuchatel

This museum is really well done - they have the traditional maritime museum displays, like model boats, etc, but there's a lot of great interactive displays upstairs, even a demonstration spar to try raising and lowering a sail. Admission fees are optional, but well worth it.

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