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Boston - Charlestown (Chapter)

5th Edition Aug 2012

This is the Charlestown chapter from Lonely Planet's Boston guidebook.

The site of the original settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Charlestown is the terminus for the Freedom Trail. Many tourists tromp across these historic cobblestone sidewalks to admire the USS Constitution and climb the towering Bunker Hill Monument.

  • count the 294 steps to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument, then admire the 360-degree view of Boston, Cambridge and beyond while catch your breath
  • maps
  • sip an ale at the Warren Tavern, the same bar that propped up the founding fathers
  • transport
  • take your kids to the USS Constitution Museum to experience the life of a sailor
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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