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Address: 55 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, Boston, MA
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The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby...

The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.

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rgo to Breeds Hill next one over

history in error fighting took place on Breeds not on Bunker Hill. It is ok. it is a nice area anyway. part of the great history of Boston.check it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Barry N

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made the attempt to climb this monument and boy that was tough. Once you start, it's too embarrassing to turn around and go down. Once up, you need to let your legs rest because of the strain of climbing, you may start shaking. Just enough room for a line going up and a line going down.

Thank Darelene A
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The walk to this site is interesting moving through the back streets of the city. The houses are historical for the US. The monuments is location obviously gives a view and you can pay to go up.

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1,644 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

history in error fighting took place on Breeds not on Bunker Hill. It is ok. it is a nice area anyway. part of the great history of Boston.check it out.

Thank Barry N
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102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Both the museum and the monument were worth the trek over or a taxi ride. The museum was full of history and we enjoyed the diorama. The monument was an easy climb for my teen, the stairs were easy enough for me but there are so many!

Thank Rebecca R
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Bunker Hill is the site of a famous battle fought between colonists and British troops during the Siege of Boston on 17 June 1775. It is considered the first major battle in American Revolution. This battle was hard fought by the colonists but eventually won by the British. However, the heavy casualties suffered by the enemy served to encourage the... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Bunker Hill was my favourite part of the Freedom Trail. I was staying at the Backpackers in Everett and so got off the train at Community College on the Orange Line and walked to Bunker Hill. I was in awe when I got there. What an absolutely stunning neighbourhood. The monument stands in a grassy square in the middle of... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Worth going up but be aware that space is restricted! Close to the Freedom Trail so easy to find. Go for it!

Thank Christof N
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The monument is great, but the storytelling by the park rangers is great, too! If you don't want to climb - or even before/after - stay for the storytelling!

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Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

You should visit this amazingly calm and relaxing place. A mark id the american pride and honor, in one of the most important battles for america. It was lost, but the courage of the fighters still in our memories.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Bunker Hill is off the beaten path at the end of the Freedom Trail, but is well worth the visit. It is truly amazing that an apparent British victory turned to defeat over time. British loses were so disproportionate, especially among their officers corps, this battle affected British fighting ability for some time. For visitors, the hill up to the... More 


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Staying in Charlestown

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Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit. Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge from the North End or take the scenic water locks to Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll down cute Main street, wandering up the windy residential streets to Monument Square, where you can learn about the city’s history along with a great view of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.