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This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
Charlestown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved climbing to the top of the monument. The Freedom Trail bricks make it very easy to see this and the other sites in Boston.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right out of college, I worked and lived right next to the Bunker Hill monument. 30 years later, it is still just as awesome as I remember it. The neighborhood around it has become much more fancy and upscale but has not lost the authentic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The battle of Bunker Hill (which took place on Breeds Hill, which is technically where this is) is one of those big, storybook moments for the revolution. The rag tag patriot forces repel the big, bad British army twice before having to retreat, giving us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lou1776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved getting out and exploring the Freedom Trail and having the Bunker Hill Monument at the end is a bonus. You must climb the 294 stairs to the top. Great views of the city. Nice little museum across the street about the Battle of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emily T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very Historic site. Although the Patriots lost this war, they hurt the British very badly. Go there and learn the history of this battle place. It is a little bit of a climb up the hill to get there, but worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank u0050565
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You learn a lot at the museum. I always wanted to see the monument because it is a great part of history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday late day. Very crowded but so glad we did it. I walked up the monument with both jackets on (turtleneck, Kuhl vest, warm raincoat) and a backpack. Should’ve removed layers! I’m fairly in shape(walk frequent 4+ miles) and I was DYING...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E7451DGjennym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have read about Bunker Hill in the history books, but it was great to see where it all happened first hand. On the freedom trail stops. Look in ther museum across the street.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OutDoorLoverUs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The starting point of a journey around eastern Massachusetts. As you might know the Bunker Hill Monument is actually on Breed's Hill (also part of the battle). Bunker (or Bunker's) Hill is actually a bit to the north. The monument is within a wrought-iron fenced...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank foundtrips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solo visit, reasonable interpretation boards, but you need to visit the museum across the street to understand what went on. Short walk to the harbour and is part of the freedom trail.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
Can go up and down and see most of what you want to see in an hour or so. If grabbing lunch or something I'd say 1-2 hours max
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