Uss Constitution MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
Built in 1797, the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat, the USS Constitution, is most famous for her actions in 1812, the defeat and capture of several warships, one of the battles earning her the nickname of Old Ironsides. It was turned into a museum in 1907. Beautiful restored and preserved, going thourhg the ship and museum is enchanting.
- Parking is available on the Nauticaa Parking Garage, five minutes away.
- Take the guided to aboard the ship if you want to explore the insides. You’re not allowed on below deck if you’re visitiong privately.
- Come early as free tours end early in the day.
- Adults: USD 5
- Seniors: USD 3
- Children: USD 2
- Donations are welcome.
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27.61% of people who visit Boston include Uss Constitution Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
51.56% of people start their Uss Constitution Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Uss Constitution Museum
92.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Uss Constitution Museum
This was a very fun experience. It didn't take too much time and you get to walk it at your own speed. Great for kids. The top floor us just for kids. When paying they ask a donation not sure if it was mandatory or not so we just said 20 bucks total and they ran our card.
The museum is free and includes access to the USS Constitution. The museum gives a good account of both the ship and the shipyard. The ship is impressive. It's amazing that something built before 1800 is kept in a seaworthy state. We had a look at all 3 levels of the ship. It's in perfect shape.
Very informative and a beautiful boat. BEWARE!!! If you are tall, you will have some hazards. I am only 5'4" and I had stoop on the third deck. They have lots of sailors available to answer any and all questions you may have. We were really lucky as we happened to be there on the same day that the Secretary of the Navy was visiting first a ceremony. They have multiple guided tours you can purchase as well as another ship you CV an tour. Both tours are free, they just ask for donations. There is a museum near as well. It is geared more towards children but we had lots of fun. They have a game to find all of the funny dogs they have hidden throughout the museum to help keep kids engaged and help them focus on the exhibits. If they find all the dogs they get a small prize. I decided to try it out and it was cute and fun.
The USS Constitution Museum is on the Freedom Trail in Boston. It's accessible by walk or one can buy a pass for one of the tourist buses. Learn about the beautiful story how it took a whole town to build the Old Ironsides and how it has served the USA for several decades. The highlight of the museum is the granite dry dock and the first vessel that entered the Dry Dock 1 for repairs was USS Constitution. Now, the Dry Dock is preserved as an Engineering Landmark.
This piece of history is absolutely worth a visit if you are in the area with some free time. The ship itself is beautiful, and the Marines that serve as the crew are very knowledgeable and friendly and will happily give you a history lesson if you would like. I would also recommend visiting the museum right near it, and the gift shop as well. The gift shop is a little overpriced in my opinion, as most gift shops are, however the museum and tour itself is free so it is worth picking up a shirt or something to support the fabulous museum and the people working there. I myself purchased a shirt featuring "The Dart of Death", which I highly recommend, however I do wish it was available in a parchment color as opposed to the grey it comes in normally.