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Program #5717RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Start of Program
Sep 7, 2014
Registration and pick up your welcome packet anytime from 3:00-4:45 PM
You will be staying at the The Constitution Inn that night.
Location: Charlestown, MA
Nearest city or town: Boston, MA
Nearest highway: I-93.
Nearest airport: Boston, Logan International Airport.

End of Program
Sep 12, 2014
Hotel Lobby. Activities are programmed until 11:30
You will be staying at the The Constitution Inn the night before.
Location: Charlestown, MA
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, 3 blocks from USS Constitution and Boston National Historical Park. The Navy Yard was closed as an active naval installation in 1974. Since then it has undergone major renovations. New buildings built along the waterfront are upscale condominiums. Many of the Navy building were repurposed as office and research and design space. The Massachusetts General Hospital is the largest tenant here. The Navy Yard is also the site of the Boston National Historic Park, part of the National Parks System. Charlestown Ferry and Partners' buses connect the Inn with downtown Boston and the city's subway system. (No shuttle service on weekend evenings.) If you arrive early and want to visit downtown Boston, we recommend taking the MBTA’s Charlestown Ferry. The ferry leaves from the end of Pier 3 (ask the Front Desk: it’s a 5 minute walk) and takes just 10 minutes to travel to Long Wharf in downtown. (The New England Aquarium is located right at Long Wharf, as is Legal Sea Foods restaurant, and Faneuil Hall is just across the “Greenway.”) The ferry costs $1.70 each way (.85 cents for seniors) and you can pay cash. The ferry runs every fifteen minutes during commuter hours and every half hour at other times. The last trip back to the Navy Yard is at 6 on weekend nights, and 8 on weekday nights. You can also ride the free, and open to all, Partners’ Healthcare Shuttle which makes regular trips between the Navy Yard and Massachusetts General Hospital. The Partners’ Shuttle will take you to North Station (Green Line and Orange Line) and Charles/MGH Station (Red Line). Ask at the Front Desk for details about riding the Partners’ Shuttle.

Contact info:
150 Third Avenue.
Charlestown, MA 02129 USA
phone: 617-241-8400
web: www.constitutioninn.org/

Room amenities: Rooms have two double beds, cable TV with remote, refrigerator, microwave oven, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The Inn is part of the Boston YMCA. 149 Eat Street Café in adjacent office building serves breakfast & lunch on weekdays; other restaurants are nearby. The Inn has complimentary wireless Internet on every floor. A coin-operated laundry is located on the ground level. On the second floor there is a lounge area with vending machines and an ice machine. The Inn is fully air-conditioned. There is an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool on the ground level and a fitness center on the street level. Workout facilities are free of charge to all guests. Ask at the Front Desk for details. The gym and pool are open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 9:45 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 5:45 PM. Tedeschi’s Market is a nearby well-stocked convenience store that also sells beer and wine. Tedeschi’s is open daily from 6 am to midnight. It is located on First Avenue, between Seventh Street and Sixth Street. (Turning right coming out of the Inn’s front door, it’s in the second building along First Avenue.) ATM are located next door to the Inn, at Building 149, just inside the Ninth Street entrance, and just outside Tedeschi’s, on First Avenue.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Call the Inn directly to reserve additional nights at 617-241-8400. Please state you are with the Road Scholar group and your program start date. A special rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, 3 blocks from USS Constitution and Boston National Historical Park. The Navy Yard was closed as an active naval installation in 1974. Since then it has undergone major renovations. New buildings built along the waterfront are upscale condominiums. Many of the Navy building were repurposed as office and research and design space. The Massachusetts General Hospital is the largest tenant here. The Navy Yard is also the site of the Boston National Historic Park, part of the National Parks System. Charlestown Ferry and Partners' buses connect the Inn with downtown Boston and the city's subway system. (No shuttle service on weekend evenings.) If you arrive early and want to visit downtown Boston, we recommend taking the MBTA’s Charlestown Ferry. The ferry leaves from the end of Pier 3 (ask the Front Desk: it’s a 5 minute walk) and takes just 10 minutes to travel to Long Wharf in downtown. (The New England Aquarium is located right at Long Wharf, as is Legal Sea Foods restaurant, and Faneuil Hall is just across the “Greenway.”) The ferry costs $1.70 each way (.85 cents for seniors) and you can pay cash. The ferry runs every fifteen minutes during commuter hours and every half hour at other times. The last trip back to the Navy Yard is at 6 on weekend nights, and 8 on weekday nights. You can also ride the free, and open to all, Partners’ Healthcare Shuttle which makes regular trips between the Navy Yard and Massachusetts General Hospital. The Partners’ Shuttle will take you to North Station (Green Line and Orange Line) and Charles/MGH Station (Red Line). Ask at the Front Desk for details about riding the Partners’ Shuttle.

Contact info:
150 Third Avenue.
Charlestown, MA 02129 USA
phone: 617-241-8400
web: www.constitutioninn.org/

Room amenities: Rooms have two double beds, cable TV with remote, refrigerator, microwave oven, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The Inn is part of the Boston YMCA. 149 Eat Street Café in adjacent office building serves breakfast & lunch on weekdays; other restaurants are nearby. The Inn has complimentary wireless Internet on every floor. A coin-operated laundry is located on the ground level. On the second floor there is a lounge area with vending machines and an ice machine. The Inn is fully air-conditioned. There is an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool on the ground level and a fitness center on the street level. Workout facilities are free of charge to all guests. Ask at the Front Desk for details. The gym and pool are open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 9:45 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 5:45 PM. Tedeschi’s Market is a nearby well-stocked convenience store that also sells beer and wine. Tedeschi’s is open daily from 6 am to midnight. It is located on First Avenue, between Seventh Street and Sixth Street. (Turning right coming out of the Inn’s front door, it’s in the second building along First Avenue.) ATM are located next door to the Inn, at Building 149, just inside the Ninth Street entrance, and just outside Tedeschi’s, on First Avenue.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Varies
Call the Inn directly to reserve additional nights at 617-241-8400. Please state you are with the Road Scholar group and your program start date. A special rate may be available.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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