The oldest historic neighborhood in Boston, Charlestown is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston.
The zip code for Charlestown is 02129. Since the late 1980s, the neighborhood has changed dramatically due to its close proximity to downtown. With cobbled roads and gas lamp-lit streets, parts of Charlestown have a definitive Beacon Hill vibe.
Charlestown contains several places of historical interest. The Freedom Trail ends at the Bunker Hill Monument commemorating the famous Battle of Bunker Hill (“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”). Also, the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is docked in the Charlestown Navy Yard.