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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

Small business resource workshop
Apr 5

Contracting with the City Info Session

Imagine Boston 2030 open house
Apr 8

Imagine Boston 2030 open house

Latest news

BCYF Bee Top Three
Mar 20

Boston’s best spellers celebrated at 10th annual citywide spelling bee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh greets children as he enters a school.
Mar 17

2017 City scholarship applications now available to Boston residents

Education Cabinet
George Wright golf course
Mar 6

Free Parks Dept. indoor golf clinics begin March 27

Parks and Recreation
Mayor Walsh spoke at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau Shattuck Awards
Mar 1

Mayor Walsh's remarks to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau

Mayor's Office

Key locations and features

Key locations
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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
Key features
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In Charlestown you can find:

Stakeholders
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  • 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