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Boston Cruise to the USS Constitution & Navy Yard

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    The USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s Ship of State — a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate (a type of heavy warship) of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States. Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution was one of six original frigates that were authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third one ever built.

    The USS Constitution is located inside Boston National Historical Park as part of the Charlestown Navy Yard and part of Boston's Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path through downtown Boston that passes by 16 locations that are significant to the history of the United States.

    This 45-minute journey visits “Old Ironsides,” with the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on the tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, which was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War; the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, a floating history museum with live reenactments, multimedia exhibits and, of course, a tearoom; and Old North Church, Boston's most-visited historical site, where the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent.
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    All reviews navy yard inner harbor open deck the upper deck old ironsides minute tour well worth the money great job choppy information commentary
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The pictures and description online lead you to believe you get to take a ride on the Constitution, but you don't. You just get a cruise on an ordinary sightseeing boat to the dock where the Constitution is located. You then get .off and your...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Tracy A
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Tracy A and thanks for your review. Our Constitution Cruise is sold and marketed as a 45 minute narrated sightseeing cruise that also stops at the Charlestown Navy Yard, home of the USS Constitution. There, passengers have the option to disembark, tour the yard...More

    Reviewed 22 July 2019

    The is a cruise of Boston's inner harbor that passes next to the USS Constitution. No, you don't sail ON the USS Constitution. The ship you sail on is more like a ferry. There is an open deck on top and a closed area (with...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank NewPlaceFan
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for your review NewPlaceFan. We're so happy you came aboard and had a nice time on your sightseeing cruise. We appreciate you taking the time to post about it and hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Enjoy your summer!

    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    Our tour guide was both humorous and knowledgeable! The name of this tour is a bit misleading, as you only see the USS Constitution from the tour boat! However, it does give an excellent overview of Boston harbor!More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Debbie S
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Hi Debbie S and thanks for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise. You can disembark when you get over to the Charlestown Navy Yard to tour the USS Constitution and then get the next boat back to finish your cruise....More

    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    45 min narrated tour of the Boston Inner Harbor. For best view go to the upper deck. The boat stops at the constitution yards where you can tor for free the USS Constitution and a WII destroyer.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank York03
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Thanks for your review York03! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and hope you have a nice summer.

    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    We had a good time on this cruise. The guide was very informative and funny. He was an Irish guy named Declan. We got a great view of the USS Cassin Young and the USS Constitution. We took the cruise on a Monday and that...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank sunshine816
    BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    Thanks for your review sunshine816. We're glad to hear that you had a nice time seeing Boston from the water and we'll be sure to pass your kudos along to Declan. Have a great summer and we hope to see you onboard with us again...More

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    maryann1235
    6 June 2019|
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    Response from john7002017 | Reviewed this property |
    If you are into ships at least a few hours each and there is a USS Constitution Museum at the Navy yard good for a few more hours. I love the Boston Navy Yard, don't know much about the harbor cruises. The USS Constitution... More
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    Mary D
    8 August 2018|
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    Response from 110anitaa | Reviewed this property |
    Yes you can buy tickets onsite. But if you want to just get over to the USS Constitution you can pay $3.50 and take the ferry. Their ticket office is separate - further down toward the aquarium.
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