Paul Revere Park Charlestown Navy Yard & Constitution Rd, Charlestown, MA02129 Situated next to the North Washington Street Bridge and the Boston Harbor is Paul Revere Park. The park is dog friendly…More and one of the few public places where dog owners can let their beloved dogs roam leash-free. A fenced-in playground area for children is available as well as a large performance stage in the middle of the park. Fishermen will enjoy pier access from the park and joggers love the winding pathways throughout the park.
City Square City Sq & Main St, Charlestown, MA02129 Known as "the Gateway to Boston," City Square marks the spot where Charlestown was original settled in the…More 17th Century. The park provides a surprising oasis at a major intersection and offers excellent views of downtown Boston. It features 70 different varieties of trees and perennials, as well as a fountain and monuments to Charlestown veterans and its historic role in the U.S. Navy. The park hosts dozens of civic events and may be used for private functions as well. It is maintained, in part, by the nonprofit organization Friends of City Square Park.
Ironside Grill 25 Park St, Charlestown, MA02129 The Ironisde Grill has been open on Park Street for more than 60 years, and it's not hard to see why customers have…More 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.
Thompson Square Main St & Austin St, Charlestown, MA02129 Thompson Square provides residents and visitors a place to catch their breath in the middle of a hectic intersection…More along Main Street. It's a small park that pays homage to what once was a bustling corner of commerce for historic Charlestown, but is now a spot where dog owners can take a break with their pets or for neighbors to stop and say hello to each other. From the park, you can get a good look of One Thompson Square, a Victorian Gothic structure built in 1875 just after Charlestown ceased to be an independent city and became part of Boston.
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.