Parking Near Boston Navy Yard
The Boston Navy Yard (first known as the Charlestown Navy Yard, then as the Boston Naval Shipyard) was among the oldest shipbuilding installations in the U.S. until it closed in 1974. The fledgling U.S. Department of the Navy, established in 1788, opened the shipyard in 1801. Over the course of two centuries, the yard in Charlestown saw periods of expansion and decline as the nation changed policies and attitudes. Today, as a National Historic Site, the Boston Navy Yard draws visitors year-round.
The National Park Service operates the facility today, and the U.S. Navy still maintains its oldest commissioned warship -- the USS Constitution -- at the site. Visitors learn how the ship was built, sailed, and preserved through an engaging and hands-on experience. Also docked at the Boston Navy Yard, the USS Cassin Young survived two Kamikaze hits, fought in seven Pacific Theater battles during World War II, and served another full decade beyond her expected lifetime. Along with the two historical vessels, the site consists of three piers, 20 buildings -- including a gift shop -- a dry dock, and a collection of artifacts and navy documents relating to the history of the facility.
Some of our nation's most important historical landmarks are also located in the Charlestown neighborhood. Charlestown's most notable landmark -- the Bunker Hill Monument -- attracts tourists and locals alike throughout the year. The monument commemorates the famous Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first major battles in the Revolutionary War. The Bunker Hill Monument also serves as the northernmost destination on the city's Freedom Trail. Charlestown's Warren Tavern, one of Paul Revere's favorite watering holes, also claims to have been the spot where he began his famous "Midnight Ride." Film buffs will remember the neighborhood as the location for the 2010 film "The Town" starring Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, and John Hamm.
Does SpotHero work with any parking lots near the Boston Navy Yard?
SpotHero works with two reasonably priced parking garages located adjacent to the Boston Navy Yard. Both lots offer short-term, all-day, and overnight parking.
Is there any free on-street parking in the area?
Like just about every other residential neighborhood in Boston, Charlestown imposes Resident Only parking regulations throughout the day on most secondary and tertiary roads. Some of the larger thoroughfares have metered parking that is typically capped at two hours and often is difficult to find.
Nearby Parking Options
88 Constitution Rd. - Nautica Garage
1 Constitution Rd. - Constitution Center - Lot
2 Battery Wharf - Valet Garage
290 Commercial St - Lot
35 Lomasney Way - Alcott Garage
Government Center Garage