Monuments signify areas steeped in history, and Charlestown boasts more than one. Ascend Bunker Hill Monument’s 294 steps, imagine sailing the high seas aboard “Old Ironsides,” or ask about “The Town’s” infamous mobster past, and you’ll begin to scratch the surface of Boston’s rich history. Despite its fabled altercations, Charlestown has emerged as a destination known for its dive bars serving cool attitude and historic restaurants serving hot chowder with a side of nostalgia.See 31 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Classic Boston Character Across the Charles
Charlestown is a little over 1 mile from the downtown financial district of Boston. Boston Logan Airport is a quick 12 minutes away; and South Station, where the trains and buses come in, is just 3 miles away."
Charlestown: A Monumental Neighborhood
Charlestown is a well-established, historic, and beautiful gas-light district with Victorian red-brick rowhouses and parks. Walking distance to a number of local restaurants, but also to the North End and the Navy Yard - a decommissioned navy yard now home to an active district filled with the USS Constitution ( i.e. Old Ironsides), several museums, residences, parks, restaurants, and million dollar views of downtown Boston! A ferry ($3) runs directly from the Navy Yard to the Aquarium and other sights downtown including Quincy Market, the Greenway Parks, TD Banknorth Garden, and museums nearby in Fort Point (ICA and Children's museum)."
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