Doherty Park Bunker Hill St & Saint Martin St, Charlestown, MA02129 Also known as Charlestown Heights, this park was designed in 1891 by Frederick Law Olmsted. Its three acres bridge…More Bunker Hill Street to Medford Street and visitors can travel down the hillside that separates the two streets on an Olmsted-style meandering path constructed with Roxbury puddingstone. The park has a lot to offer: Playgrounds for young children, a basketball court, picnic tables, grassy fields, park benches and lots of space for a leisurely walk. From the top of the path that leads up from Medford Street, there is an excellent view of Boston harbor.
Tucked into a quiet residential area, The Training Field is a popular place for neighbors to sit and chat on benches…More or pass through with their dogs. There is a striking monument in the center of the park honoring Charlestown's veterans, and large plaques by the intersection of Winthrop and Adams Streets that list the name of the region's fallen soldiers.
Read more about the history of the park here.
Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park 55 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, MA02129 One of the Navy's oldest shipbuilding facilities, Charlestown Navy Yard is a must visit for anyone with an interest in…More American history. The shipyard is located at the north end of the Freedom Trail. Both the famous USS Constitution and WWI's USS Cassin Young are berthed at the shipyard and open for tour. The yard is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service and houses a Visitor's Center and gift shop.
John Harvard Mall 18 Main St, Charlestown, MA02129 John Harvard Mall is a park located in historic Charlestown. The promenade is open to the public and was built by…More Harvard University in the 1940s. It is now run by the city. The park contains several trees and features a playground with new equipment, as well as fences, painted gates and light poles.
Costa Food Service 18 Bunker Hill Industrial Park, Boston, MA02129 Costa Food Services is a company with more than 50 years of experience. It manages food safety systems with its…More specialized product divisions.
In the summer months, this outdoor pool is in use by residents of all ages. The pool is equipped with a deep end and…More diving board as well as a shallow end. A few trees around the pool, and in the surrounding park, provide shade and a lovely spot for a picnic. The Clougherty Pool is a part of the sprawling Doherty Park. It's managed by the city and the Boston Center for Youth and Families.
It was dedicated by Mayor Curley on August 14, 1949.
And it was built for $425,000 as the result of a grant from the George Robert White Fund. With the demise of Dewey Beach there was no swimming place on that part of the town.
This 221-foot granite obelisk was built to commemorate one of the first major conflicts of the Revolutionary War. It…More sits on what is actually Breed's Hill, where most of the fighting took place in the misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill. Visitors can climb the 294 steps to the top of the monument for striking views of the harbor and downtown Boston. But be warned: the climb is physically challenging and on a winding and narrow staircase.
At the base of the monument, there is an exhibit lodge that includes a detailed map of the battle as well as a statue of Joseph Warren, a fallen Bunker Hill hero. Outside, another statue pays tribute to Col. William Prescott, who helped lead the fight.
When the weather is fair, the lush grounds surrounding the monument are full of local residents and tourists alike, enjoying the views of Charlestown, sunning themselves or sitting under the shade of a tree.
The monument is a site along the Freedom Trail and is part of Boston's National Historic Parks.
*Special note: The monument is under reconstruction until Fall 2010. Although the exhibit lodge and surrounding park will remain open, there will be no climbing permitted in the monument.
Corporate Cafe 500 Rutherford Ave, Charlestown, MA02129 Salvatore DiMaggio began the Corporate Cafe chain back in 1992 in Andover, Massachusetts. Since then the company has…More opened locations in Medord, Woburn and Charlestown. DiMaggio spends most of his time here at the Rutherford Avenue location, and says that he loves working in the area. Even though the Corporate Cafe is hidden in building number 500 of the Hood Industrial Park, the cafe isn't just for employees. DiMaggio says, "Everyone is welcome to stop in for a bite!"