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Bunker Hill

55 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, Boston, MA (Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan)
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Ranked #109 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Description: The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Though the monument is beautiful & the walk from the Constitution is very pleasant - the walk UP the monument is challenging !! We were quickly ushered in and up! The walk is a tight dark spiral staircase of just under 300 steps. People are also passing you going down - it makes a right squeeze tighter. There is no... More

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Bunker Hill is one of two hills overlooking Charlestown which is north of Boston proper, across the Charles River. The famous battle of Bunker Hill was mostly fought on the other hill, Breed’s Hill, just southeast of Bunker Hill and closer to the waterfront from where the British advanced. Today Bunker Hill is a residential neighborhood and the Bunker Hill... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We visited her on New Year's Day so the actual monument was closed, however, this didn't actually spoil the experience as the views from the bottom of the monument and at top of the hill are awesome, we completed the freedom trail by visiting here and really enjoyed the walk up the hill through the really old traditional houses which... More

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Chicago, IL
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This site is a really amazing place. To stand where very important American history actually happened and to actually see live re-enactments and get explanations of the times. Very interesting - A MUST SEE. And before visiting this place and the Freedom Trail in general, I wasn't really even into history that much.

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Vancouver, BC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Bunker Hill has some great stories and is full of local history. I remember coming here as a kid, but I appreciate it more now.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The monument is an impressive and important part of our nation's history. It's also a chance to get a great view of the Boston area if you can handle the 294 steps to the top. The associated museum is not without interest, but the panorama from the top (see attached photos) is the real reason to do this. It's also... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was the last stop on our Freedom Trail on a HOT June day. Make sure you get your ticket to go up the monument across the street at the museum. It was a great view of the city after a small run up the monument.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Right at the end of the Freedom Trail so if it's a hot day make sure you have plenty of water.Found the model re-enactment with narration very good,the museum was very good and the mural depicting the action very good,didn't manage to find the signature of the artist however hard I looked.We didn't climb up the monument as it was... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

My calves are still in pain from the 300 stair climb, but it was worth it for the view and experience. I recommend sticking around and listening to the presentation especially if you bring children. The history of Bunker Hill is interesting and a great history lesson for the kiddos. We travel to Boston frequently and were looking for something... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The climb was really challenging but it was fun! Once you are at the top, there isn't much to do and the view is not that great (mainly because of the bad plexiglass)

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