USS Constitution Museum, Boston

4.5
Step back in time almost 200 years to experience maritime history at USS Constitution Museum. Housed in a restored shipyard building at the former Charlestown Navy Yard, the museum features an array of interactive exhibits and artifacts dedicated to the history and preservation of the USS Constitution. Experience life at sea aboard “Old Ironsides” by furling a sail and firing a cannon, or take a tour of the ship to explore below deck. Bring photo ID as you must have it to enter the museum. Arrange to visit USS Constitution Museum and other attractions in Boston using our Boston travel app.
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  • Always wanted to visit, have read numerous articles about the history of this great ship and only recently had the opportunity to see it first hand. Amazing display of a warship from another era, in.....  more »
  • This museum was a big hit with my 10 and 13-year-olds. There are a lot of interactive aspects to the museum and as a whole we loved it! I would highly recommend going. While it is free they do ask...  more »
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  • On our trip to Boston we started at the USS Constitution Museum. My boys like to complete the Junior Ranger program implemented by the National Parks Service. We were able to receive the booklets at the information desk from the USS Constitution Museum. We watched the informative video on the history of the dry dock as well as the USS Constitution. The boat itself was great to walk through. It was amazing to see how small the boat is compared to how many men lived, worked and slept on the boat while it was in service. This is a great place to visit in Boston. We were able to find street parking around the Museum without a problem.
  • Check one off the bucket list. This is one of the great attractions I have ever visited. The museum is great for all ages and really well set up. The ship is even greater than you can imagine. Perfectly restored and maintained. The Navy crew is genuinely glad to serve aboard her. Really helpful and available. Please see this and bring your kids

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