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My husband, daughter, her boyfriend and I visited the USS Constitution and were informed that the war of 1812 was won by the Americans. As Canadians we were a little surprised by the rewriting of history. Just to be clear they lost and we burned...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A Symbol of Freedom from British Control. This Ship was built in the 1700's and still is independant

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HuskyRed
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ,must do visit while staying in Boston ,the USS Constitution ,is the oldest ship of this era still afloat ,the naval dockyard museum is great for both young and old alike and its Free of charge ,but be aware you must have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jarlath m m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ship and true historical treasure. We visited during a noreaster, but still able to appreciate this vessel of U.S. history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 4reuks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the last tour of the day, but the young female sailor didn’t let that faze her. She’d only been in the US Navy for 8 months, but she (and her Petty Officers my guess) ensured she knew her stuff. The ship is fascinating;...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TerryS824
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited “Old Ironsides” on a cold October day! It’s a free self-guided tour after passing through a security checkpoint. We were there early on a weekday and there was zero wait. We enjoyed walking on the deck and each level. The cannons are awesome!!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Techfan2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped at the USS Constitution on a recent Trolley Tour. She is back in the water and open to the public. The active Navy personnel on the ship are excellent and really know the ship's history from laying the keel in 1794 to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Uxbridgeite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town to take son-in-law to Mass General for tests. Brought grandsons on trip to see history. This is a must-see for any visitor - especially one like me who served on ships much larger. The tour guides are active-duty sailors who are very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mdaztec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ship is still in the service of the US Navy which, I believe, makes it the oldest naval vessel still in service. This is well worth a visit. Its a fine ship and in very good condition (ie well- maintained). There are sailors on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William, Lucy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best advice I can give to a tourist in Boston is"just go"! I suggest going to see the USS Constitution by the MBTA Water shuttle from Boston. This enhances your experience as you get to see Boston and it's harbor from the perspective of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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eskdunning
30 August 2017|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
We just visited there a couple weeks ago, and the answer is, "it depends" on what you choose to do between those two attractions. First, the USS CONSTITUTION is there, but not yet open (as of our visit on Friday, July 28... More
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USParkLover
15 May 2017|
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Response from kc372 | Reviewed this property |
There is usually enough parking in garages but try street parking first. Meters ARE in effect everyday EXCEPT Sunday's and holidays. Max parking at meters ... 2 hours. There are some free, no meter spaces but READ THE... More
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Response from rkreilly | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours, depends on how long you stay in museum and how much you read. Ship can be done in about 45 minutes, including time to talk to workers, but it's 45 minutes well spent!
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