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Travel Information

Getting to Boston 

By Car

Three major interstates come into Boston:

I-90 from the west

I-95 from the north and south

I-93 from the north and south

Driving in Boston can be challenging for the non-native. Parking is limited and often very expensive. Discounted parking at The Constitution Inn is available in a nearby parking garage. The Nautica parking garage is also available and is directly across from the Charlestown Navy Yard, where the Museum is located. Parking within the historic Navy Yard is restricted to personnel.

See the Museum's visit us pages for driving and parking directions.

By Bus

Major national bus lines such as Greyhound and Peter Pan run frequent schedules into Boston's downtown South Station. From there, travelers can access the city's transit system, the MBTA.

By Train

Amtrak has scheduled services to Boston from New York City and the eastern seaboard. Trains stop at Back Bay Station and South Station, both of which are also stops on the city's transit system, the MBTA. Trains from New York City to Boston arrive in 3.5-4 hours.
 

The MBTA also runs a commuter rail service from the surrounding communities of Boston that stop in multiple locations, including Back Bay, South Station, and North Station.

By Air

Logan International Airport services the city of Boston. Its location in downtown Boston means that there is easy access to all areas of the city by the MBTA, shuttle services, and taxis.

Other area airports include Worcester Regional Airport (about an hour west of the city) and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire, about fifty miles north of Boston.


Getting Around Boston

By Foot

From the USS Constitution Museum's front doors, you can pick up Boston's famed Freedom Trail, a red stripe, sometimes painted, sometimes made of brick, that links many of Boston's historic sites. This trail makes getting around most of Boston's top tourist attractions very easy - simply follow the red brick road! Like any large city, proper caution and common sense should be practiced, both to traffic and rules of the road, and to personal safety. Stay in lit areas and walk with a companion whenever feasible.

By Public Transport

Boston's mass transit system, the MBTA, is the oldest in the nation and boasts subway rails, bus lines, and ferry routes. From the USS Constitution Museum, a two minute walk will take you to the Inner Harbor Ferry, a fifteen minute boat ride past Boston's North End to Long Wharf. From Long Wharf, a traveler can pick up the subway rails or walk the short distance to the downtown area. Visit the MBTA website for full information about schedules, maps, and fees.

 


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