When I was a kid my Dad worked at a buther shop on bunker Hill St. On Sat he would let me come in and make $10.00 and I would cut the cold cuts for the orders going out.
After work we would head sraight to the monument and there we climbed laughing and joking to each other first one up.and so at about the middle there is an open window, that means it wasnt far to go keep counting the stairs almost 300.
I have to say that was never an old thing to do, it was exciting first time everytime.
then because we were not really well prepared we should have had a set of binoculars, but we einjoyed the view anyways. If you live near Charlestown, /Boston make a trip over and climb it at least once. If your visitng go with the kids they love the inside, soemthing much different than the elevator we all take to high floors! go its a excellent take in.
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