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Last updated: 6/22/18

Charlestown

Explore the neighborhood’s Irish roots and Naval History, and walk along the Freedom Trail.

Charlestown is on the north side of the City, on the banks of Boston Harbor and the Mystic River.  The neighborhood has historical roots, but it has turned into a busy, modern-day neighborhood.

Charlestown
Boston, MA 02129
United States
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The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

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MLK Scholars
Jul 13

Celebration of 11th Year of MLK Scholars Program

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Jul 10

Message from the commissioner: Collaborating with Office for Civil Rights

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Jul 10

Mayor Celebrates First Week of Youth Summer Jobs Program

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Prevailing Wage Proposal Filed

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About the neighborhood

Charlestown is home to important landmarks, including:

Immigrants and young professionals have joined the area’s traditionally Irish population. You’ll see residents of all ages at the local shops and restaurants along Main Street and in City Square. It is truly a small, unique community within the larger City.

Key locations and features

Key features
U.S.S Constitution and Museum
  • Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129
  • Hour: Every day (except holidays), from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bunker Hill Monument and Museum
  • Monument Square, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Every day (except holidays), from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Charlestown Navy Yard
  • 1 1st Ave, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
The Korean War Memorial
  • 1 1st Ave, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
Milmore Statue in the Training Field
  • Winthrop Square, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
Bunker Hill Burial Ground
  • 199 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open upon request to the Parks Department
John Harvard Mall
  • Harvard St, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every daily
Paul Revere Park
  • Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
Thomas Menino Park
  • 98 16th Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
Colonel William Prescott Statue
  • Monument Square, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
World War II Memorial
  • City Square Park, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
The Warren Tavern
  • Located at 2 Pleasant Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day from 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Engine 50 Boston Fire Department
  • 34 Winthrop Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open every day
Clougherty Pool
  • 331 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Hours: Open during the summer
Charlestown Working Theater

In Charlestown you can find:

  • The Bunker Hill Associates
  • The Charlestown Mother’s Association
  • The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard
  • Friends of City Square Park
  • Friends of the Training Field
  • Friends of Eden St Park
  • CHAD Charlestown Health and Development
  • CSAC Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Friends of the John Harvard Mall
  • The Friends of Doherty Park
  • Charlestown Neighborhood Council
  • Friends of Charlestown High School
  • Charlestown Preservation Society
  • Charlestown Waterfront Coalition
  • Charlestown Tenant Task Force
  • Charlestown Historic Society
  • Artist Group of Charlestown
  • The Kennedy Center