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Charlestown Navy Yard

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Address: First Ave., Charlestown, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-242-5601
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, City walk sightseeing
Description: Established in 1800 as one of the country's original naval maintenance...
Established in 1800 as one of the country's original naval maintenance centers, the Navy Yard is now the home of the USS Constitution.
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We took the 10 minute ferry to the Charleston Navy Yard, and the ten minute ferry ride each way was the highlight of the trip. The yard is nothing special, but it also includes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took the 10 minute ferry to the Charleston Navy Yard, and the ten minute ferry ride each way was the highlight of the trip. The yard is nothing special, but it also includes the ship & the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My experience was awesome I learned about the history of USS Constitution his battles, sailors and marines aboard. The museum have a lot of educational material for children. I went Monday and can't go to visited the ship because was in maintenance.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The yard has construction going on so we were not able to do much we did get good information from the staff on places to visit in Boston and I would still go because of the other things such as the museum and the USS Constitution which coincidently is closed with an expected opening date of Jun 09 according to... More 

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Charleston, Sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I may be biased here, but I really had a good time at the museum and dry dock as I love the history of such things. The museum shows details of the life aboard the ships and describes how they are made. The dry dock is living history itself and now has the CONSTITUTION on the blocks for repair and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was a very interesting place to visit for a weekend morning at Boston. The army guys giving the explanation are friendly and knowledgeable. You will enjoy this free experience. The parking at Nautical garage is affordable about $18 per 12 hr much better than the 30-40 that you pay in downtown Boston, and you can take an Uber to... More 

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Navy Yard includes the USS Constitution ship, the USS Constitution Museum and the USS Constitution Visitor’s Center. If you only have time for one besides the ship, the Museum is the one to visit. It has more and better displays than the Visitor's Center. The Yard is next to the MA Korean War Memorial, which is also worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stationed here in '72-'73! Massachusetts did NOT vote for Nixon in '72 & the Navy Yard was closed shortly after! Worth a visit to see what 20th century shipyards looked like ... PLUS you can visit "Old Ironsides", aka the USS Constitution ... STILL an active, commissioned ship in the Navy today! Active duty sailors will give you a tour... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Two ships in the yard are nice - you can get on to them and explore, all this for free. Yard itself is not really interesting and not in a very good condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After the Copp's Hill Burying Ground, we headed toward the banks of Charles River, where we wanted to see ,how it was alike, this famous Navy Yard, with all these old and new ships,either of war purpose or only commercial or touristic. There are many wharfs there, at which the ships are moored. Beside that, the different warehouses, the USS... More 

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Armitage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited the Charlestown Navy Yard but were unable go onboard the USS Constitution as my husband had forgotten to take our passports which are required for entry. On our return visit the Constitution had been out for its final sail prior to going into dry dock for 3 years so we were unable to go on again. Instead we... More 

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Additional Information about Charlestown Navy Yard

Address: Address: First Ave., Charlestown, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-242-5601
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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