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Charlestown Navy Yard

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Address: First Ave., Boston, MA
Phone Number: 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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Our history!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
Denison, Texas
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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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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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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