Top things to do in Charlestown

Top Choice Monument in Charlestown

Bunker Hill Monument

This 220ft granite obelisk monument commemorates the turning-point battle that was fought on the surrounding hillside on June 17, 1775. Ultimately, the Redcoats prevailed, but the victory was bittersweet, as they lo…
Top Choice Ship in Charlestown

USS Constitution

‘Her sides are made of iron!’ cried a crewman upon watching a shot bounce off the thick oak hull of the USS Constitution during the War of 1812. This bit of irony earned the legendary ship her nickname. Indeed, she …
Top Choice Pizza in Charlestown

Brewer's Fork

This casual hipster hangout is a local favorite thanks to its enticing menu of small plates and pizzas, not to mention the excellent, oft-changing selection of about 30 craft beers. The wood-fired oven is the star o…
Historic Site in Charlestown

Charlestown Navy Yard

Besides the historic ships docked here and the museum dedicated to them, the Charlestown Navy Yard is a living monument to its own history of shipbuilding and naval command. Visit the National Park Service Visitor C…
Museum in Charlestown

USS Constitution Museum

Head indoors to this museum for a play-by-play of the USS Constitution's various battles, as well as her current role as the flagship of the US Navy. The exhibits on the War of 1812 and the Barbary War are especiall…
Bar in Charlestown

Pier Six

At the end of the pier behind the Navy Yard, this understated tavern offers one of the loveliest views of the Boston Harbor and city skyline. The food is not that memorable, but it’s a fine place to catch some rays …
Gastropub in Charlestown

Monument

At long last, Charlestown is seeing some intriguing restaurants that cater to its foodie residents and visitors. The latest and greatest is Monument, with a gorgeous polished wood bar setting the scene. The menu is …
French in Charlestown

Navy Yard Bistro & Wine Bar

Dark and romantic, this hideaway is tucked into an off-street pedestrian walkway, allowing for comfortable outdoor seating in summer months. Inside, the cozy, carved-wood interior is an ideal date destination – perf…
Pub in Charlestown

Warren Tavern

One of the oldest pubs in Boston, the Warren Tavern has been pouring pints for its customers since George Washington and Paul Revere drank here. It is named for General Joseph Warren, a fallen hero of the Battle of …
Ship in Charlestown

USS Cassin Young

This 376ft WWII destroyer is one of 14 Fletcher-class destroyers built at the Charlestown Navy Yard. These were the Navy’s fastest, most versatile ships. Cassin Young participated in the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, a…