A Fletcher Class Destroyer, like many that were fitted out in the Naval Yard. It saw service in World War II in the Pacific.
Charlestown Navy Yard
Still a commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy, the crew are all members of the Navy
Built in 1812. It's last use was as an officiers club, single officer quarters and mess
U.S.S. Cassin Young
Navy Yard Exhibit
USS Constitution Museum
Completed in 1837, this is where rope was made for the Navy
Completed in 1905, this is where chains were manufactured
The Freedom Trail connects many of the historic sites in the city by a walking route. Boston is actually a small town, historically.
Park Street Church
Granary Burying Ground
First Public School Site
King's Chapel and Burying Ground
Old Corner Bookstore
Old South Meeting House
Oldt State House
Boston Massacre Site
--- long walk through north Boston ---
Paul Revere House
Old North Church
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
--- long walk over Charlestown Bridge ---
Charlestown Navy Yard (U.S.S. Constitution, Building 5, U.S.S. Cassin Young, USS Constitution Museum, Commandant's House)
The Water Shuttle is a good way to get to and from the Charleston Navy Yard. It leaves from Long Wharf, (cost is $1.50), near the New England Aquarium and Marriott Long Wharf, to Charlestown Navy Yard. Boats run 7 days a week, and leave from Long Wharf on the hour and the half hour. Ten-minute boat ride.
While not always convenient to the specific place you want to go, the subway gets you close and you get to see the neighborhoods in between. Historic North Boston and the Charlestown Navy yard are the furthest walks, but that's still less than 10 minutes.
The subway cost is $1.25, Red, Blue, Green or Orange Lines connect the city.