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  • Address: 1 1st Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02129, USA
  • Hours: 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.

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Charlestown Navy Yard Tours

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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Admission is free, with guided tours every 30 minutes. Hours are: 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.

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Boston USS Constitution Cruise, Boston, null
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Boston USS Constitution Cruise

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Visit perhaps the most treasured of all Boston's landmarks, the USS Constitution. This 45 minute fully narrated tour brings you up close and personal with ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.10
Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise, Boston, Day Cruises
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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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For the ultimate in elegance, you can't go past this three-hour dinner cruise on Boston's famous harbor. Enjoy fine dining, delicious wines, and entertainment ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.22
Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour, Boston, Dinner Cruises
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Boston Pizza and Taverns Tour

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Raise a pint to the spirits of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and George Washington as you relive more than 375 years of tavern history in Boston. This informative ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour, Boston, Food Tours
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

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Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.40
Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run

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Freedom Trail running tour is the active way to tour historic Boston! This unique, guided run will show you Boston's most famous historical sites in an ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Tour de Boston Bike Tour, Boston, Running Tours
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Tour de Boston Bike Tour

The Tour de Boston Bicycle Tour is the perfect family tour for those with young children or who would prefer to enjoy a more leisurely ride, staying mostly on ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.75
Boston Sunset Cruise, Boston, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Boston Sunset Cruise

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Enjoy a 90-minute cruise in Boston Harbor which heads out to Fort Independence located on Castled Island and named after George Washington. Then circles back ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.00
Private 3-Hour Boston Movie and TV Tour, Boston, Sunset Cruises
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Private 3-Hour Boston Movie and TV Tour

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Explore Boston's cinematic side in the luxury of your own private vehicle with this self-guided tour of the best Boston movie sites! From  The Town  to  Mystic ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.40
Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce

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Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $900.00
Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Boston Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Admire the unforgettable sights of Boston on board this breathtaking climate controlled yacht. This cruise offers the most unique brunch setting on Boston's ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.33

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