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Charlestown Navy Yard

Charlestown Navy Yard Tours and Activities

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Dating back to 1800, Charlestown Navy Yard was among the most prolific, historic, and vital navy yards in U.S. history. It served as the home of many of the nation's elite warships for the purposes of resupply, maintenance, retrofitting, and service.

The navy yard's most critical role was during America's two largest wars before it closed for good in 1974. From the beginning, Charlestown Navy Yard remained a pioneer of shipbuilding technology and served as a center for electronics and missile conversions. During its almost 175-year history, its staff constructed, christened, and launched over 200 ships and serviced thousands more.

After its closing, thirty acres of the yard were earmarked as part of Boston National Historical Park. Today, the U.S. National Park Service oversees this most critical portion of the shipyard. In addition, as part of their overall program, the USS Constitution and USS Cassin Young combine to represent Boston's rich, almost 200-year history of ship building.

As a bonus, the Boston Marine Society can also be found at Charlestown Navy Yard. Marine history buffs will appreciate this as the world's oldest association of sea captains, in operation since 1742. Admission is free and visitors are invited to stop by Building 32 – home to a noteworthy collection of historical art, artifacts and a small library of books.

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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 18 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 18 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston with an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This 3-hour expedition on Boston Harbor features a three-course meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sun set, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun in the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise
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Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Cruise Boston Harbor aboard a luxury yacht, complete with superb city views and a buffet brunch featuring both breakfast and lunch offerings. For 2-hours you'll explore the waters from Rowes Wharf to the Charlestown Naval Yard and back, sailing past sights such as Castle Island and Boston Light. Spend some time enjoying the yacht's three climate-controlled decks or dancing to the sounds of a live DJ mix. There's even a glass of complimentary champagne following castoff.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry

Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry

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Get a taste for Boston’s best Tavern Snacks and beer on a guided pub crawl around the city. Boston taverns are legendary. In fact, our founding fathers planned the American Revolution in one of them, and it’s still open today. Step inside this historic pub and grab a cold one (or two) along with some of Boston’s best Tavern Snacks. During the tour, you’ll explore some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, like Beacon Hill, the Blackstone Block, the North End and Charlestown and two taverns.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Take an evening cruise on Boston Harbor to watch the sunset from the water. Glide out to the Old North Church and Historic Site, the Charlestown Navy Yard, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and the USS Cassin Young. As a bonus, listen to the cannon fire of the USS Constitution, which marks the sunset each night.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Family Friendly Guided Bike Tour of Boston
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Family Friendly Guided Bike Tour of Boston

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Take a leisurely ride through Boston on the on this 2.5-hour cycling tour. Take in the Boston skyline, ride along the banks of the Charles River, and learn about Cambridge and Boston's history through your guide's commentary. Suitable for families with young children, this tour includes use of bike and helmet.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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What are Charlestown Navy Yard hours of operation?
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Charlestown Navy Yard hours of operation: April 1-September 30: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m.; October 1-October 31: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; November 1-March 31: Thurs-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Charlestown Navy Yard tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Charlestown Navy Yard can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Charlestown Navy Yard tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Charlestown Navy Yard 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Charlestown Navy Yard costs USD 48.00. Guided Charlestown Navy Yard tours start around USD 48.00 per person. See all 7 Charlestown Navy Yard tickets and tours on Viator.
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