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Address: First Ave., Boston, MA
Phone Number: +1 617-242-5601
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Not exactly a museum, but very open for a good visit. Perhaps walk the trail one way and catch the ferry for the other.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not exactly a museum, but very open for a good visit. Perhaps walk the trail one way and catch the ferry for the other.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest floating commissioned naval vessel in the world are the USS Constitution and the Cassin Young. They are found in the Charlestown Navy Yard along with the museum and the visitor center. You have to go through security to enter the visitor center. The museum has free admission but they accept donations. This place was built in honor of... More 

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cherry hill,nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a kid living in Boston, I loved visiting Old Ironsides(Constitution) It was fun to climb the ladders and look around the decks. Moved away from Boston almost 50 years ago. Just returned on a trip with my family. My spouse, kids, and grand kids loved visiting the ship. There is also a very nice kid friendly museum. Free to... More 

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Jarvis, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderfully interesting place. Lots to see and do. Very historical and picturesque definitely a great day trip for anyone

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Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for a day trip. Lots to see and really interesting history here. Good family trip

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is the place for those who enjoy the historical and get to view the navy site surrounding and the early navy history.

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

If you treasure our military history its a place to just look around and see a glimpse of our past. Old equipment still around and the dry docks. Wow

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Adamstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Learned a lot about early dry docks and Charlestown's role in early naval history all the way up through 1974.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Keeping on our Freedom Trail adventure, we visited the Navy yard and toured the USS Constitution. Again, I was a bit embarrassed to know so little about this historic ship and her adventures. We listened to a sailor describe life onboard and read the canon names. As a souvenir of our visit, we were able to purchase a flag signed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Made a quick visit after touring the North End. Absolutely fascinating. Walking the ship, going through rooms that the men actually lived and worked in was amazing. Definitely worth the time to stop by, especially if you're already visiting the USS Constitution in the same area.

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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 of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.
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