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Bunker Hill Monument, Boston

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Monument · Historic Site
Set in Boston's National Historical Park, Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the first major conflict in the American Revolutionary War. Though popularly known as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting of June 17, 1775, took place on Breed's Hill, where the monument stands today. You can climb 294 steps to the top of the 67 m (221 ft) granite obelisk to discover far-reaching views of the city. An adjacent lodge with exhibits explains more about the historic battle and houses a statue of Dr. Joseph Warren, a major-general who died during the battle's final assault. Use our Boston road trip planner to arrange your visit to Bunker Hill Monument and other attractions in Boston.
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  • The monument was closed, which was disappointing. This was the last stop on our dis-jointed Freedom Trail walk, but I think that is what made this a good experience. As you stand by the monument...  more »
  • Worth the walk, very close to USS constitution, maybe 10 minute walk. Museum and visitor center across the street. Do some reading so you know the Battle. Some steps and stairs.  more »
  • It’s hard to imagine that a battle took place in the middle of what now is such a large city. This monument is quite spectacular as you ascend the many many steps to the top to look out at Boston. A great place to visit if you are driving by and want to imagine what it was like all those years ago. Just be sure you are ready to take a pretty good climb up some steep stairs.
  • It's a great place to see the city from, but I hate stairs.

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