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USS Constitution Tours

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USS Constitution
Built in 1797 and named by George Washington, the 3-masted USS Constitution frigate in Boston is the US Navy’s oldest commissioned ship and one of the world’s oldest warships. Visitors can go aboard the ship, docked at Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard and restored to its original glory, to explore an important slice of US history.
 
The Basics 
Visitors can look around the ship’s top deck and two lower decks on free self-guided tours. Step onto the vessel—often known by the nickname Old Ironsides—and ask the naval crew members any questions you wish: They’re primed to provide information about the ship and its past. Aside from roaming the decks, you can also visit the nearby USS Constitution Museum to trace the vessel’s history in detail.
 
One of the attractions on Boston’s Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution is a fixture on most city tours, be they by air-conditioned vehicle, foot, trolley car, or bike. The ship is also a star attraction on almost all Boston Harbor cruises, so you can admire it from the water against the city skyline. Options include daytime cruises that stop to let you go on board, and drinks-and-dinner cruises that pass the ship during the daily sunset firing of its cannons—a famous Boston ritual.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The USS Constitution is a must-visit for history, maritime, and military buffs.
  • A passport or other photo ID is required to board the ship.
  • Be ready to climb down steep ladders if you want to explore below the top deck.
  • While the ship is not wheelchair-accessible, the nearby museum is.
 
How to Get There
Charlestown Navy Yard is in the Boston National Historical Park in Boston Harbor. By car from downtown, take the Charlestown Bridge and turn right onto Chelsea Street.  Alternatively, ride the subway to North Station or one of the regular shuttle boats from Long Wharf to the yard. 
 
When to Get There
The USS Constitution is open 10am–4pm Wednesday to Sunday. The ship gets busy in summer and on weekends, so arrive early to beat the sometimes long lines. The ship’s twice-daily cannon salute takes place at around 8am and sunset.
 
Must-Sees on the USS Constitution
Once aboard the USS Constitution, make sure you see all the highlights. Visit the gun deck to see the rows of original cannons, and check out the original sleeping quarters—complete with hammocks—for a glimpse of the cramped conditions endured by the crews at sea. 
Address: Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA
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Boston Cruise to the USS Constitution & Navy YardDay Cruises

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Boston Cruise to the USS Constitution & Navy Yard

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Explore one of Boston’s most cherished landmarks, the historic USS Constitution, on this 45-minute cruise to see America’s Ship of State. Get up close and personal with "Old Ironsides," including the option to take a tour of the famous ship and USS Constitution Museum. Also on this tour, see Bunker Hill Monument, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and Old North Church. This seasonal cruise operates from April to November only.
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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with 18 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Old State House, Dreamland Wax Museum, and the Old North Church with the purchase of your tour.
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"Boston in One Day" Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one day on this guided sightseeing tour around the city. Visit the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Then see Boston’s best spots, like Beacon Hill, the North End, the Seaport District and some of the historic locations along the Freedom Trail, including the USS ‘Constitution.’ Travel in an air-conditioned luxury coach with an expert guide who will detail the day’s events. Downtown Boston hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Seeing the best of Boston doesn’t get any easier, or more economical, than with the Go Boston Pass. This flexible sightseeing pass allows visitors to pick and choose from a wide variety of Boston’s top attractions, almost 40 in all, at any pace desired over the course of one, two, three, five, or seven consecutive days. Enjoy immediate entry to attractions. Simply save the pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device and go. No voucher redemption is required. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for one year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of days purchased.
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Enjoy the beauty of dusk along Boston Harbor on this sunset sightseeing cruise. See all the historic attractions that Boston Harbor has to offer and witness the USS Constitution’s traditional sunset ritual — ceremoniously firing her cannon and lowering her flag, signaling the end of the day.
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North End History & Pizza Walking Tour with Admission to Old North Church

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Enjoy some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods, including, appropriately, Little Italy on the North End. Walk along the Freedom Trail that leads to 16 historically significant sites, like Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS ‘Constitution,’ to name a few. Visit some of Boston's best pizzerias and enjoy a slice at each. It’s a fun and flavorful way to get to know Boston.
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Spirit of Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with BuffetDay Cruises

Spirit of Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston on an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This expedition on Boston Harbor features an all-you-can-eat buffet meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sunset, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun inside the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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Boston is a city rich in early American history, with legends dating back to the Revolutionary War. To uncover the city's storied past—from the Boston Tea Party to the ride of Paul Revere—no traveler should miss this history-packed packed, daylong sightseeing tour. Explore Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington, and see historic locations on the Freedom Trail. Enjoy lunch at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, at your own expense, and end your day with a visit to an old warship, the USS Constitution.
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Discover Boston’s top attractions on this comprehensive guided bike tour around the city. See the unique character and charm of each community up close, like the beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End. Visit Boston’s historic North End, also known as Little Italy, and pedal past Copley Square and Fenway Park. Cross the Freedom Trail, passing significant locations to United States history.
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Go Boston Explorer Pass

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See more of Boston for one low price by purchasing the Boston Explorer Pass. Save big off regular prices as you get admission to your choice of three, four or five Boston attractions, picking among top city highlights like a Fenway Park Tour, USS Constitution Cruise, Freedom Trail Walking Tour, and much more. An included guidebook helps design the perfect itinerary. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for one year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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Take an evening cruise on Boston Harbor to watch the sunset from the water. Glide out to the Old North Church and Historic Site, the Charlestown Navy Yard, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and the USS Cassin Young. As a bonus, listen to the cannon fire of the USS Constitution, which marks the sunset each night.
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Private tours are priced per GROUP, not per person. This amazing tour is for those who want more than a driving tour but not a ton of walking.(aprox. 90 minute walk) Stroll through the historic North End. Have a snack from a famous North End pastry shop. Go inside the Old North Church and see Paul Revere's house, Explore Copp's Hill Burial Ground and learn about the "Spite House", the "Brink's Job" robbery. and the Great Molasses Flood. Visit the USS Constitution, and go up Bunker Hill where the first organized battle of the Revolutionary war took place. Learn how the Colonists lost that battle but won at the same time. Ride through Downtown, up Beacon Hill, The Back Bay, Fenway and over to Cambridge to see Harvard & MIT. You will see the entire city in half a day. ​Learn all about our history as well as what makes Boston such a great 21st century city. We can confirm tour start time after booking is complete. Weekday tours during the school year tours can only start after 2:30PM
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Boston Harbor Brunch CruiseDay Cruises

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Boston Harbor Brunch Cruise

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Enjoy a gourmet brunch on this scenic cruise of the Boston Harbor. Set sail aboard the Northern Lights at Rowes Wharf and settle in for a buffet filled with quiche, waffles, bacon, fresh fruit, and more. View popular Boston highlights such as Bunker Hill Monument, the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and Sea Castle Island. This brunch cruise offers a great overview of Boston and a lovely morning on the water.
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This small-group tour of Boston highlights the most prominent sites and attractions in the city. It includes a visit to: the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument, Skywalk Observatory, Quincy Market and a Boston Harbor Cruise. You will also enjoy a narrated drive through the city passing by multiple points of interest, including: MIT, Harvard University and Fenway Park. Tour includes: • Narrated driving tour through Boston while passing multiple points of interest, including: MIT, Harvard University and Fenway Park • Visit to USS Constitution • Visit to Bunker Hill Monument • 60-minute, narrated Boston Harbour Cruise boat ride • Admission to Skywalk Observatory for a birds-eye view of Boston and • surrounding area • Visit to the New England Holocaust Memorial and Great Hall • Visit to Quincy Market (food and souvenirs available for purchase here) • Pick up and drop off from anywhere in downtown Boston
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Watch the sun go down over the Boston skyline while reveling in art deco ambiance and smooth jazz aboard a 1920s-era yacht. During this cruise on Boston Harbor, experience the freshest Coltrane-influenced jazz from Boston’s own Benjamin Young Trio, while passing iconic Boston landmarks. Grab a drink or a bite from the bar (own expense), then get ready to groove or simply watch the Boston night come to life. It’s a slice of the “haa-baa” that is best seen from the prow of a glamorous sloop.
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Are you planning a visit to Boston? Our North End scavenger hunt will take you from Long Wharf to Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge through Quincy Market, Old North Church and Paul Revere Mall of course! You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the largest city in this eastern state of the United States. Its own population is slightly less than 700,000, but its metropolitan area exceeded 4.5 million in 2017. It is a 3-hour self-guided walking tour you complete on your smartphone.
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Boston Harbor Night Cruise

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Enjoy the beauty of Boston illuminated on this 1-hour evening cruise. Coast past sights like the Old North Church, Independence Wharf, the U.S.S. Constitution, the New England Aquarium, and more. Choose between open-air seating on the top deck, with blankets available, or stay cozy in the interior cabin. Alcohol, water, soda, and snacks are available for sale.
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Explore a historic American city with a full-day trip to Boston from New York. Start your day with a scenic rail trip, then visit Boston at your own pace with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in a classic trolley that visits all the city’s most historic sites and landmarks. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe then follow the footsteps of revolutionaries on the Freedom Trail; see the USS Constitution in the Boston Harbor and take in the home of the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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Take a leisurely ride through Boston on the on this 2.5-hour cycling tour. Take in the Boston skyline, ride along the banks of the Charles River, and learn about Cambridge and Boston's history through your guide's commentary. Suitable for families with young children, this tour includes use of bike and helmet.
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Explore a historic American city on a full-day trip to Boston from Providence, RI. Start your day with a scenic rail trip, then visit Boston at your own pace with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in a classic trolley that visits all the city’s most historic sites and landmarks. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe then follow the footsteps of revolutionaries on the Freedom Trail; see the USS Constitution in the Boston Harbor and take in the home of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. 
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Boston Sightseeing Tour - a fully-narrated driving tour

This tour will begin at your home, hotel or cruise ship and take you past the most interesting places in Boston including the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Battle Monument, Copley Square and Fenway Park. Along the way you’ll see the historic homes and churches of the Back Bay, the South End, and Beacon Hill. You’ll hear the stories behind Paul Revere’s ride, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. You’ll see Boston’s most prominent buildings and neighborhoods as well as some lesser-known points of interest. This is the best way to see as much of Boston as possible in a brief time and do so at a pace you will enjoy.
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Explore Boston by moonbeams on this nighttime bike tour of the city built around Boston's famed waterfront. Cruise by city sights lit up at night, including Long Wharf and the Federal Courthouse, while keeping an eye out for after-dark hangout for later in the evening.
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See the sunset over Boston from the best possible vantage point—the deck of a boat—during this cocktail cruise. Sip cocktails (own expense) and snap photos with your family friends as you take in the sunset over the Boston skyline, watching it light up for the night. Booking this tour in advance guarantees your spot for this popular cruise.
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