Charlestown is Boston's second oldest neighborhood and is located just north of Boston proper. Severely damaged by fire following the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, this once thriving colonial town was rebuilt after the Revolution and became the center of transportation and maritime industry in the 19th century. Stay at one of our charming Charlestown B&Bs or Charlestown Extended Stay Furnished Apartments, and visit the Bunker Hill Monument, built to commemorate that historic battle. Or tour the Charlestown Navy shipyard, now maintained by the National Park Service, where you can step aboard the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides," the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Charlestown is also home to many fine restaurants, including Todd English's Olives, which overlooks City Park Square in the heart of town and Warren Tavern, a local favorite opened in 1780 and still in operation, claims to have been one of Paul Revere's favorite taverns.