Boston - Charlestown (PDF Chapter)

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

Follow the Freedom Trail to Charlestown’s aged narrow streets, lined with 19th-century Federal and colonial houses. This historic area is home to the USS Constitution and the commemorative Bunker Hill Monument, yet retains the distinctive atmosphere of a local neighborhood.

  • count the 294 steps as you climb to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument, then catch your breath while you admire the 360-degree view of Boston, Cambridge and beyond
  • maps
  • sip an ale at the same bar that propped up the founding fathers in the Warren Tavern
  • transportation
  • watch the sun set behind the city skyline from Pier Six
  • restaurants & bars

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

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