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Charlestown Navy Yard

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Address: First Ave., Boston, MA
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+1 617-242-5601
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00

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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Awesome stay. Very clean.

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..

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Waterford, Connecticut
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Waterford, Connecticut
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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
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Reviewed 5 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
Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We've been to MANY a military and historic attraction. Being at Boston Harbor was an awesome feeling. This had several closed off areas and should have been an outside viewing-only attraction. You could walk on the decks but not touch anything.

Thank HighlandLass1970
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We walked the Freedom Trail till we reached here and it was fascinating with so much to see and do. The highlight for me was the USS Constitution which also has a museum dedicated to it. There are several other ships and most can be boarded. all told, very interesting.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,064 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 522 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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

Thank f2s
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
cherry hill,nj
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

Thank misty1
Jarvis, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 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 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Thank 61elc
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

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

Thank joanadventure

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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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