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Charlestown Navy Yard

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Address: First Ave., Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-242-5601
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Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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A visit to remember

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Adamstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Navy yard is somewhat interesting by itself, especially the National Park Center if you are interested in the history of the yard. Most visitors come to see the USS Constitution, and that is a separate attraction in itself. The USS Cassin Young is a WWII Fletcher-class destroyer, and is open for self-guided tours. If you have never been on... More 

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Metairie, LA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see there except the USS Constitution and the museum but worth walking through the naval yard to get to the ship

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Being a boater, I loved it. Good information about the yard itself in the visitors center, and outside is the Constitution and Cassin Young, a WWII era destroyer. We lucked out and met a volunteer on the Cassin Young who took us to several areas of the ship not normally available without an escort. She was very knowledgeable and added... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

A mixture of living museums in the form of boats and normal ones. Exquisite living along the water in a quiet place and good restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Just across Boston harbour,The Charlestown naval yard was established in 1800 and closed in 1974, proving its worth in the civil war and the two world wars, by serving the US fleet. After its 175 years of service the property and spaces became part of Boston national historical park , while preserving the USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A bit out of the way, but accessible from the Old North church with 20-minute walk across the river. Can couple with a walk up to Bunker Hills. At present, the U.S.S. Constitution is in dry dock with its masts down and canon removed. You can still board the ship, but check on times before making the trip over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

3 great periods of vital American history ate represented by Charlestown, Bunker Hill, the amazing Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution and the actual navy yard itself which served with such great distinction during WW2. No visit to Boston is complete without visiting the USS Constitution and walking the length of the Freedom Trail starting in the Charlestown Navy Yard! The... More 

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Charlestown
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.