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Charlestown Navy Yard

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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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First Ave., Boston, MA
+1 617-242-5601
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved seeing the USS Constitution aka “Old Ironsides.” The navy people are dressed in period attire and we heard one of them retell the story of how it got its nickname.

Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth the visit. Free to board this decommissioned vessel. Watch your head as the doorways are tiny, as you would expect.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I served in the US Navy for 4 years active duty and * years in the Navy Reserves. Most of that active duty time was on Aircraft Carriers. The USS Franklin D Roosevelt, CVA-45 and the USS Intrepid.CVS-11. The Constitution embodies everything that is the...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to visit and interesting to walk around, there is a guided tour available not shore it it’s free.

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a stroll through the Navy Yard as I was visiting a local business in Charlestown. This is another great place to see the Harbor to see the USS Constitution or to just hand out at a local restaurant to take in the scenery...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sns, age 14, 15, loved all the naval history. Great stop . Highly recomend for active people and kids. Reserve some time to let it all sink in.

Thank RKPagac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1800, first operated in 1801 and remained in constant use until 1974 and is know part of the Boston historical park. You can take a walk on the USS constitution battle ship. If you are here, you can walk to the Bunker Hill...More

Thank VacationHoliday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the views of the Boston skyline and also walk the decks of a World War II Destroyer. Decent snack bar on the pier.

Thank neilbW2536XR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of the Freedom Trail, we were pleasantly surprised/ amazed to be allowed to wander at will throughout the WW2 destroyer. The rooms crowded with old naval equipment and communication devices, a glimpse at the sailors accommodation, the weaponry A real piece of US...More

Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my husband but found it very interesting, staff on board were good to chat with to explain about the ship, rooms set up to show how they were used, a good story taught me about life aboard the ship. Can walk there from...More

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Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight
lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit.
Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge
from the North End or take the scenic water locks to
Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll
down cute Main street, wandering up the windy
residential streets to Monument Square, where you can
learn about the city’s history along with a great view
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Chris F
March 11, 2018|
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Response from schmidtmg | Reviewed this property |
about 500 to 600 yards