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Charlestown Navy Yard

First Ave., Charlestown, Boston, MA (Charlestown)
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Ranked #55 of 210 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Marinas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
Description: 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Kids will love this place, because they can climb around two ships: the USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides, and the USS Cassin Young a World War II destroyer. Naval buffs will like the place too. Both ships are crewed by knowledgable sailors who can answer questions. There is no entry fee. This site is worth an hour when walking the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A nice end to the Freedom Trail. Wander around, check out the ships, the USS Constitution, the dry docks, etc. Pro tip - tie a bow on it by taking the ferry back downtown.

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The highlight of the Navy Yard is the USS Constitution which is a must see for history buffs. Be sure to bring your ID and be prepared for a security screening to visit Old Ironsides. The Navy Yard also features a World War II destroyer, the USS Cassin Young and the Constitution Museum. Parking near the Navy Yard is scarce.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

So again running around Boston on a tight schedule and a budget. Found out this place was free and the great history it had so decided to check it out. Its actually really interesting, nice neighborhood, loved the tours. Great place to take pics too

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Not a must see but it's a nice place to see. Your can see an old destroyer for WW2 free of charge, so I guess that's something

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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768 helpful votes 768 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We took a walk from downtown area to the navy yard. It was a nice walk. We could see more of the city and it was in Bunker's Hill direction. The navy yard is ok. It was very crowded. There was a huge line to visit the USS boat and museum. Definitely not a must see.

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Kansas City, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Walked from the North Station, as I couldn't seem to catch a break (or a ride) on the City View tour trolley. Anyway, my intent was to visit the Navy Yard & Bunker Hill. After I poked around on the USS Constitution, I visited the USS Cassin Young. (Dad's a Navy man...) I didn't visit the museum or the gift... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Both the Constitution and the Cassin Young are worth a visit. The Constitution, from 1797, is a similar vintage to the Victory in Portsmouth, UK, but actually floats - it goes on a three mile trip every Fourth of July into Boston Harbour. The Cassin Young from WW2 and the gentleman she was named after are both heroes. Read the... More

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Belcamp, Maryland, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice place to walk and explore when you have a few hours to kill. Definitely would visit again and see the USS Constitution.

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17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I didn't have much time to spend here, but I did manage to stroll the harbour way to enjoy the sun, and watch the pretty sailboats in the harbour. There are lots of other attractions here -- museums and interpretation, but I didn't have the time to partake. I was driving and although it took a bit of looking, I... More

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