Training Field Charlestown
At the urging of the Charlestown Preservation Society and with the full partnership of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the City Archaeologists and volunteers from the Preservation Society and Boston Archaeology Program conducted an archaeological survey of Charlestown's historic Training Field (Winthrop Square) Park ahead of a restoration and landscape improvement project.
The park has been an active participant in Charlestown’s history since the 17th century, functioning over nearly 300 years as a cow pasture, militia training field, school house, open gathering space, and a place of memorial. This was the park’s first archaeological survey.
Above, you can see Charlestown's Training Field park before the restoration.