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Bldg. 5, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129
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Reviewed today

Quite under rated considering this is the first naval vessel of the USA including the oldest dry-dock next door. The tour onboard was exciting and informative, very well maintained and run

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jabba989
Reviewed yesterday

We did not book a tour from the cruise ship, but simply took a cab over to visit the USS Constitution. The ship has been completely refurbished, and we were simply amazed by what we saw. Several of the crew were on site to answer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed yesterday

Hadn't been to visit the ship for many years but went with out-of -town visitors over Christmas. The restored ship is amazing and unforgettable. Worthy exhibits and knowledgeable crew. It is hard to imagine life aboard a war ship but the exhibits bring it alive....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MHM02111
Reviewed 4 days ago

Family loved the tour of the Constitution, in fact our second tour. Great information from the tour, lots of security

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JocelynW32810
Reviewed 5 days ago

They ask that you make a small donation, but the tour is free and lasts under an hour. Very cool history lesson!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank linep8806
Reviewed 1 week ago

i was not able to stay long and missed the tour of ship bc the rain and my time limit...hope to come back for future tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kidsnmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go on the ship itself, but we did tour the museum and gift shop. This is a stop well worth making. I learned a lot about this great ship that I never knew. I will stop again next time I'm in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historical significance of this ship is incredible. It is better explained in the museum in front of it. The ship itself is beautifully restored, with lots of ropes, canons and shiny brass. The guides are US Navy personnel. Best of all, the visit is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laptopmanny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is guided by Navy personnel attached to the vessel. It was very interesting. Plenty of photo-ops.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Speedbump555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to “Old Ironsides” is another Boston must. Admission is free and you can explore the both above and below deck to get a glimpse of living history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z0siaB
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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
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
15 May 2017|
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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!