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.
The museum occupies a small space across the street from the Bunker Hill Monument in what used to be the Charlestown…More Public Library, but a lot of rich, local history is packed into its two floors of exhibits. Visitors can learn more about the Battle of Bunker Hill, but also quite a bit about the history of Charlestown. One exhibit provides an interesting time line on Charlestown's evolution from a robust center of the Massachusetts colony to a key naval institution in the 19th century and the unique neighborhood of Boston that it is today.
The museum also provides a glimpse into the evolution of the Bunker Hill Monument itself, including sketches of alternate designs.
Boston Public Library - Charlestown Branch 179 Main St, Charlestown, MA02129 While the exterior of the Charlestown library seems cold with its concrete structure, inside it's bright, charmingly…More crowded and busy. The library boasts an extensive collection of books on local history as well as a children and young adult area that has played host to many activities, including a performance by the band Harry and The Potters. The library also hosts a monthly book discussion group and talks by authors. Librarian Maureen Marx has worked there for more than 30 years.
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.
Memorial Hall 14 Green St, Charlestown, MA02129 Memorial Hall is a decadent building with a rich history. It currently is under ownership of the Abraham Lincoln Post…More #11, Grand Army of the Republic. The organization is nonprofit and routes funds and donations to assisting veterans, community programs, and building maintenance.