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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.  Its historical roots have changed into a busy, modern-day neighborhood. It’s 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.

Charlestown
Boston, MA 02129
United States
Did you know...

The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest
commissioned warship afloat in the world.

Upcoming events

Historic Windows
May 1

Historic Window Restoration Talk

City Hall to Go Truck
May 4

City Hall To Go Truck: Charlestown

Image of Landmarks Commission Icon
May 10

Preservation Mass Annual Awards

image of the BSCE logo
May 13

Infrastructure Day 2017

Latest news

Snap Shot Exhibit
Apr 28

Mayor Walsh Announces Enrollment for BCYF’s Snap Shot Teen Photography Program

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
A view of the budget books next to a ruler
Apr 26

Unlocking Boston’s budget

Budget
This is the logo of the Love Your Block program.
Apr 24

First annual Civic Engagement Week underway

Neighborhood Services
Summer Grant Photo
Apr 19

2017 BCYF summer grants now available for local agencies

Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Key locations and 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