Things to Do in Charlestown

A Neighborhood Rich in History 

Charlestown has become a haven for young professionals, who mingle with first, second, and third-generation immigrant families to create a demographically mixed neighborhood. Alongside brick townhouses and signature triple-deckers, popular bars and restaurants now make Charlestown a destination for visitors and residents alike. It’s home to historic landmarks, including the USS Constitution or “Old Ironsides,” the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Top Activities in Charlestown

  • Charlestown Navy Yard
  • (617) 242-5689

Boston National Historical Park tells the story of the events that led to the American Revolution and the Navy that kept the nation strong. Visit the historic sites that make up Boston National Historical Park. Many of the historic sites that make up Boston National Historical…

  • 1 8th Street
  • (617) 910-2616

Pedal, sip & relax on our Boston Harbor Cruises! Enjoy a 90-minute Cycleboat for individual tours and group full boat charters. Bring your own beverages & snacks, we provide ice and coolers. Our 4 boats accommodate 16, 20, 24, or 26 passengers. Our Mimosa Morning, Boston Patriot…

  • 1 Pier 8, 13th Street

Located at the shores of beautiful Charlestown, Massachusetts, where our nation’s past, present, and future converge, the state-of-the-art Charlestown Marina offers a safe and comfortable harbor for all, while offering an ideal location from which to explore this amazing region.

  • 10 Fan Pier Blvd.

Situated in the heart of Boston’s fast-growing Innovation District, only steps away from the internationally significant Financial District, as well as world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment, the new Fan Pier Marina is a spectacular example of the city’s waterfront…

  • 9 Ryder Street Ext.

Located near the very tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown’s Historic District, Provincetown Marina offers a welcoming harbor for all, with an unrivaled location for your adventure to the Cape. With 100 slips accommodating vessels up to 300’ and upgraded dockage in the heart of…

  • 100 Hood Park Drive

Urban Wild is an unmatched experience in Boston that features state of the art bowling, beer garden, live music stage, and an indoor outdoor patio.

  • Charlestown Navy Yard
  • (617) 426-1812

The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS CONSTITUTION, by collecting, preserving and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides." Open 7 days a week, the Museum is located directly across from CONSTITUTION and invites families and guests to…

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