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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.
Bunker Hill Monument reviews
It was interesting to read the history of the monument, but my daughter and I challenged to walk the 294 steps inside the spiraling steps to the top. Every 25 steps were marked so you would know your.... more
It was interesting to read the history of the monument, but my daughter and I challenged to walk the 294 steps inside the spiraling steps to the top. Every 25 steps were marked so you would know your.... more »
That is a lot of steps to go up. View from the top is mediocre, thanks to very small windows with smudgy glass in front. Service is friendly and keeps track of the number of people going up and down..... more
That is a lot of steps to go up. View from the top is mediocre, thanks to very small windows with smudgy glass in front. Service is friendly and keeps track of the number of people going up and down..... more »
294 steps to the top! It was a great monument and worth the climb. The staff were very informative. I would recommend you having moderate fitness to climb the monument. It is a tough walk up. It’s completely free.
Officially this is the end of the Freedom Trail, but for us it was the start. The distance from its start at Boston Common park to here is significant and requires much walking and because of the location across the bridge (where's nothing to see if walking) we parked our car here and visited this place first and in walking distance the USS Constitution. After that we moved our car downtown and visited all the others. This is the site of the famous Revolutionary War battle, one of the bloodiest. The small museum adjacent to the obelisk was closed, but there's another one across the street giving more info. The residential area around the monument is beautiful and pleasant to walk downhill towards the USS Constitution.
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