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Charlestown’s 6 must-visit sites

Shutterstock Europeans began settling Charlestown nearly four centuries ago and it was an independent municipality until 1874 , when Boston gobbled it. It is therefore one of that city’s more historic neighborhoods, with a past steeped in revolution. Here are its six must-visit sites. Shutterstock The monument and its surrounding park commemorate the first major battle of the Revolutionary War on June 17, 1775. It was technically a British win, though the steadfastness of American soldiers signaled a longer conflict to come. The 221-foot obelisk—with a statue of American commander William Prescott in front—dates from 1842 and its interior […]

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