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A Guide to Charlestown

Posted On: 03/31/2017

Boston has many fantastic neighborhoods to visit, whether you’re in town for business or pleasure. One of its most famous is right across the river, Charlestown.

Charlestown is probably most known for its universities. Harvard and MIT have amazing campuses, full of old red brick buildings. Harvard’s oldest is Massachusetts Hall. Built in 1718, it’s the second oldest academic building in the U.S. and the first institution of higher learning in the American British colonies. It has housed famous revolutionaries, such as John Adams, Samuel Adams and John Hancock. There are many other beautiful buildings to see around Old Harvard Yard, so be sure to stop by for a visit.

Besides for its world famous universities, Charlestown itself is a bustling town. Did you know it was actually founded two years before Boston was? While you’re there, check out one of the many historical walking tours. History buffs will love to see the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard, U.S.S. Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Burying Ground.

Need a place to eat? You’re in luck! Boston has many restaurants to boast of, and Charlestown is no different. Affordable and delicious Tangierino Restaurant & Lounge is worth arranging your trip around. Make your visit there on Tuesday through Saturday between 7pm and 10pm and you’ll see the exotic belly dancer performance. Fancy your food with a side of history? The Warren Tavern is the oldest tavern in Massachusetts, and has had many famous guests including George Washington. Besides for its historical accolades, the tavern also boasts of great drinks.

Looking for after dinner drinks? Atlantic Coast Brewing Co. Ltd. is both a bar and brewing company, infamous for their Tremont Porter draft beer. They also have daily tours throughout the brewery. Sullivan’s Pub is also always a fun option with good food. Stop there on Wednesday for trivia night or Thursday for karaoke.

Enjoy your time in Charlestown! As always, book with GO Boston to make your transportation in and around Boston and to the airport seamless and stress-free.

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