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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 - 9:00 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: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
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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Interesting visit

Tour of the destroyer, U.S.S. Young was free and very interesting. The U.S.S. Constitution is being refitted and does not open till 2:30 pm. The museum is accessed by donation and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Perryville, Maryland

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Perryville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tour of the destroyer, U.S.S. Young was free and very interesting. The U.S.S. Constitution is being refitted and does not open till 2:30 pm. The museum is accessed by donation and has many child friendly, interactive displays on two floors and includes two short videos. A 10 minute water taxi ride by the National Park Service can take you from... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great attraction. The service men aboard the ship are so knowledgable. Walking on history. Don't miss the Museum, too. Visit the USS Cassin Young destroyer right next to the Constitution. Awesome

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This hidden gem of the harbor is larger than most utilize. the USS Consititution, Old IronSides, is in dry dock for many months, but the attraction is out there for strolling the wharves. End at the park near the Tobin Bridge. Retrace to the locks at the Charles River.

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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Charlestown Navy Yard

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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