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Charlestown Navy Yard

The Charlestown Navy Yard is a historic site that played pivotal roles in the American Revolution, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Tourists can step back in time and learn about the U.S. Navy's legacy, the ships that were built, and the birth of the modern Navy. From the sleek decks of the USS Constitution to the state-of-the-art exhibits, there's a treasure trove of historical significance for visitors of all ages.


Location

Charlestown Navy Yard, situated in the Charlestown district of Boston, is known for its historical maritime significance. It is located on the south edge of the Boston Harbor. Part of the Boston National Historical Park, the Navy Yard is home to rich history and scenic views of the water. It's easily accessible by the MBTA ferry, water taxi, or a leisurely walk from downtown Boston or the North End.

History

Established in 1800, the Charlestown Navy Yard began as one of the country's six original naval shipyards. It's a site where some of the first naval warships were built and became the hub for shipbuilding innovation. During the War of 1812, the Navy Yard played a critical role in maintaining American naval power. Its most famous creation, the USS Constitution, known as 'Old Ironsides,' has remained afloat and in active service since its launch in 1797.

Throughout the years, the Navy Yard continued to expand and innovate. By the mid-19th century, it had built over 200 U.S. Navy-commissioned ships. During the American Civil War, the Navy Yard was a center for repairing and commissioning ironclad ships. In the 20th century, the yard was an important establishment for the production of landing craft for amphibious assaults.

What to See

Charlestown Navy Yard brims with attractions that celebrate its military and maritime heritage. The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is an awe-inspiring sight and a monument to the heroes of the early U.S. Navy. Adjacent to the ship, the USS Constitution Museum provides interactive exhibits and presentations that bring the past to life.

The USS Cassin Young, a World War II Fletcher-class destroyer also open for tours, gives visitors an understanding of more contemporary naval history. Additionally, the Navy Yard is home to the USS Constitution Museum, displaying various artifacts and interpretive exhibits to educate visitors about the importance of naval history and heritage.

Nearby Attractions

Once you've explored the Navy Yard, several other attractions are within walking distance. The Bunker Hill Monument and Museum, which commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first major battles of the American Revolutionary War, is a short walk away. The historic neighborhood of Charlestown also offers a glimpse into Boston's past, with well-preserved Federal-style houses and quaint community parks.


Plan your Boston Tour with Boston Sightseeing

For an ultimate Boston sightseeing getaway, consider hopping on a double-decker tour bus. With the informative commentary and hop-on-hop-off convenience, the tours will take you through Charlestown Navy Yard, along with many other Boston landmarks like the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, and the vibrant North End. Plus, with flexible schedules, you can make the most of your trip, seeing the sights at your own pace and absorbing the city's unique character.

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