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Ironside Grill
25 Park St, Charlestown, MA 02129
The Ironisde Grill has been open on Park Street for more than 60 years, and it's not hard to see why customers haveMore nothing but good reviews. The small restaurant and bar is a great place to relax with friends and maybe catch the game on one of the four televisions lining the wall. Restaurant manager Abdel says, "It's a great neighborhood, everyone here is a regular." The best feature, Abdel says, is the patio where people can enjoy the nice weather while enjoying a meal or just drinks with friends. 
Bunker Hill Monument
43 Monument Sq, Charlestown, MA 02129

This 221-foot granite obelisk was built to commemorate one of the first major conflicts of the Revolutionary War. ItMore 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.

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