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Boston Navy Yard, Boston

Boston Navy Yard, Boston

The Boston Navy Yard, originally known as the Charlestown Navy Yard, is one of the oldest maintenance centers in the U.S. Navy, established in 1801 shortly after the U.S. Department of the Navy in 1798. Decommissioned since 1974, this Yard is now home to many attractions including the museum ship USS Cassin Young, a World War II era destroyer, tied up at Pier 1 and open to the public. The crown jewel of the Yard is undoubtedly the USS Constitution, the oldest fully commissioned U.S. Navy vessel, which still sails once a year, on the 4th of July, and each day, before the end of the day, fires a canon shot! Together these historic warships, although hundreds of years apart, exemplify what the Yard built, repaired, and maintained for two centuries, and illustrate the transition of the Navy from timber & sail to steel & steam.

The Navy Yard also hosts Dry Dock No. 1 used for maintenance of the USS Constitution and Cassin Young with the Commodore's house just across the road, with all its rounded "corners", built by Navy personnel; the USS Constitution Museum with some very good exhibits located in a restored shipyard building at the foot of Pier 2; plus a restaurant, gift shop, visitors center, and a park. All of the attractions are free except the museum where they ask for donations to help preserve history.

Tip: Periodically, the Constitution exhibit is closed for renovation and restoration. As this is a must-see exhibit, calling ahead of your visit to see if it's open is highly recommended.
If you get hungry during a visit, there's a surprisingly good cafe at the Yard with some decent sandwiches and a very serviceable clam chowder.

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Sight Name: Boston Navy Yard
Sight Location: Boston, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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