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Bunker Hill

Address: 55 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, Boston, MA
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Ranked #127 of 414 things to do in Boston
Type: Monuments & statues, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.
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Type: Monuments & statues, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

In our time of needing to be entertained and wowed in order to keep our attention it is probable that some families or individuals would skip visiting Bunker Hill. Boston is such a hot bed of history and Bunker Hill is a key part of that. We loved walking the Freedom Trail up the neighborhood streets, winding around and looking... More 

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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332 reviews 332 reviews
155 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Not actually. The revolutionaries lost the battle but it was a physiological victory since they nearly defeated the British forces in the first intentional battle of the war. Across the street from the Monument is the museum, the first floor of which mostly focuses on the Bunker Hill Society. The second floor had a low-tech, but interesting diorama and a... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Walked from the Hotel roughly 10 minutes,some lovely pretty houses on way to Monument,very impressive loved all the history involved.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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520 attraction reviews
1,088 helpful votes 1,088 helpful votes
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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68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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