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Charlestown Navy Yard

First Ave., Boston, MA
+1 617-242-5601
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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First Ave., Boston, MA
+1 617-242-5601
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place in Boston where the USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young are docked. They are both very interesting to see. It's also interesting to see a working Naval facility. The USS Cassin Young was closed on the day of our visit, but...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as a part of our trip to Boston. We love history, especially maritime, so this was a no-brainer for us. There's no fee to get in, but make sure you bring your ID if you are over 18. Also, wear sunblock. The...More

Thank GretaPiggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to get NPS passport stamp. Found ranger very helpful but no scheduled ranger talks. Video interesting to see what shipyard like in the past. USS Constitution currently in dry dock but still can visit. Over 18 must present identification.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great old brick buildings, water views, parks, gardens and seating areas tucked in here and there! clean bathrooms at Pier 8 Marina a plus!

Thank ljkdtm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catch the ferry over or walk across the bridge to the Charlestown Naval Yard, or better still stay close by - it's a grand place to see some history and enjoy a lovely and free experience. There's plenty to see, do, touch and explore from...More

Thank Paul62Canberra
Reviewed 14 June 2017

An informative stop along the Freedom Trail. Rather clean area with views of the Boston skyline. Area is home to the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides--see separate review) and the USS Cassin Young, a WW II destroyer which we did not tour. USS Constitution Museum is...More

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Charlestown Naval Yard home to a WWII destroyer (closed for tours the day I visited) and the clipper USS Constitution (in dry dock for maintenance but still able to tour). Docent gives a nice talk on deck of the ship. Able to go below deck...More

Thank joe i
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Great views of the Boston skyline. This place is for those who enjoy the historical side of the US Navy.

Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here. Everyone was nice and didn't have a single problem the whole stay. Would definitely recommend to anyone, for friends/family/pleasure/business..

Thank colbs1285
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

2 of the most informative hours of our girls trip to Boston. The ship was being repaired, but we learned so much from the museum games, movie and displays. It was much more enjoyable than we expected. Glad we made time for it.

Thank Amanda M
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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