Charlestown is one of the oldest parts of Boston (a city it joined only in 1874—before that, stretching back to the 17th century, it was its own municipality). Consequently, it's got a whole mess of history within its environs. Plus, parts of it are just gorgeous. How to take it all in when you don't have all day or when you have other plans (like touring the North End or Beacon Hill, say)?
This is how! The Curbed Boston Two-Hour Guide to Charlestown takes visitors to the neighborhood's essential spots. These must-see sites are all close enough together geographically to make them doable in 120 minutes, tops.
- Beacon Hill in Two Hours: What to See When You Don't Have All Day [Curbed Boston]
- The North End in Two Hours: What to See When You Don't Have All Day [Curbed Boston]