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USS Constitution

1 Constitution Rd
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Phone: 617-242-7511

Hours:
Winter (Nov - Mar)  Thu-Sun 10am-4pm Summer (Apr - Oct)  Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Type:
Historic Sites, Military

10BEST Says

Attractions near TD Garden: Constructed in the North End using bolts, spikes and other fittings from Paul Revere's foundry, "Old Ironsides" is steeped with Boston history. One of the US Navy's six original frigates, the USS Constitution did not lose any of the 40 battles in which it participated. Currently the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, this impressive craft is open for free guided tours (Tuesday - Sunday), which are narrated by the USS Constitution's active-duty sailors themselves. Turned annually, on the 4th of July, the USS Constitution offers a short sail for the luck few who win tickets via a lottery style drawing.

Free Things to Do: Climb aboard Old Ironsides and see why this ship was able to live through its time at war. Constructed in the North End using bolts, spikes and other fittings from Paul Revere's foundry, "Old Ironsides" is steeped with Boston history. One of the US Navy's six original frigates, the USS Constitution did not lose any of the 40 battles in which it participated. Currently the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, this impressive craft is open for free guided tours, which are narrated by the USS Constitution's active-duty sailors themselves.Turning annually, on the fourth of July, Old Ironsides remains a marvel on Boston Harbor.

Along the Freedom Trail: For those who paid attention in American History 101, "Old Ironsides" does not need an introduction. One of the original frigates of the US Navy, the "Constitution" was completed in 1797 and is the oldest commissioned, still-afloat warship in the world. Guests are invited to board the storied vessel, which last sailed in 1997, and learn first-hand about its weaponry, its spar, gun and berth decks, its valiant crews, and its many adventures and battles. Guided tours of the ship depart every 30 minutes, and the servicemen who lead the tours are in period dress.

Historic Sites: Constructed in the North End using bolts, spikes and other fittings from Paul Revere's foundry, "Old Ironsides" is steeped with Boston history. One of the US Navy's six original frigates, the USS Constitution did not lose any of the 40 battles in which it participated. Currently the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, this impressive craft is open for free guided tours, which are narrated by the USS Constitution's active-duty sailors themselves.


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Local Expert Says:

Attractions near TD Garden: "The Constitution turns each year, on the fourth of July and offers a few lucky folks a short cruise."

Free Things to Do: "The Constitution turns each year, on the fourth of July."

Historic Sites: "THe Constitution turns each year, on the fourth of July."

Best for Attractions near TD Garden Because: The USS Constitution is a stunning vessel that is docked in Charlestown and well worth a tour.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Board the USS Constitution at no charge and enjoy learning about its role in history during the complimentary guided tour.

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