Thing to Do

Charlestown Navy Yard: Tour USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD 793)

The mess of the USS CASSIN YOUNG which has white square tables with gray food trays on top.
The mess of the USS CASSIN YOUNG, which visitors will walk through on this tour.

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Explore above and below the main deck of USS Cassin Young (DD 793), a Fletcher-class Destroyer that served in the Second World War and throughout the 1950s. Learn how such ships were built and see how the men aboard lived, served, and made sacrifices aboard.

Visitors will be able to see various parts of the ship on the tour, including: the Combat Information Center, the Plotting Room, Officer's Country (or Berthing Area), Ammunition Handling Room, Officer's Mess, Sailors' Berthing Area, Crew Mess, the Galley, Barber shop, and the Bridge.

Tours begin on the deck of the ship and last for approximately 45 minutes. Tickets are available for FREE on a first-come, first served basis aboard the ship. Since this tour highlights small spaces, only 12 people are allowed per tour. Visitors must be over 42" in height to safely climb the ladders.

These tours have ended for the 2022 summer season. We look forward to you joining us on this tour next season!

*To learn more about the USS Cassin Young, explore the USS Cassin Young app or visit the USS Cassin Young page. If you have any questions, please contact us

45 Minutes
Guided Tours
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Charlestown Navy Yard

Stay tuned for information on tours during the 2023 season.

Starting July 1, tours will be offered Wednesday - Sunday, 11am and 2pm.

Accessibility Information

This tour explores above and below deck of the USS Cassin Young. Visitors must be able to use ladders to go below deck. Visitors will also be walking through tight spaces.

Boston National Historical Park

Last updated: January 17, 2023