Bunker Hill Monument

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Bunker Hill Monument
4.5
Historic Sites • Monuments & Statues
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Charlestown
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.
How to get there
  • Community College • 10 min walk
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,665 contributions
Nov 2021
I visited the Bunker Hill Monument in November 2021 as part of doing the Freedom Trail from start to finish. The Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775 was perhaps the bloodiest battle of the American Revolutionary War. I was on a tight schedule to finish the Freedom Trail but you can take a guided tour of the battle site given by a NPS Ranger which I will do next time. I went in to the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum afterwards which was equally interesting. The famous saying from this battle is "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes". I look forward to visiting again and taking the NPS Ranger Tour next time.
Written December 6, 2021
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TheHoovers
205 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Finished the freedom trail at this location. Arrived after hours so it was dark, but such a cool experience to see and learn about.
Written November 20, 2021
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BigDaddyWied
Houston, TX178 contributions
Nov 2021
We walked the Freedom Trail starting at the Bunker Hill Monument, which is the trail's end. Historical placards and history related to the Battle and the why of the monument's construction.
Written November 7, 2021
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Michael G
East Bethel58 contributions
Oct 2021
When you stand up there by the monument, and you picture the land without the buildings, it gives you a great sense of respect for the soldiers on both sides and pride in your country. The museum has a display inside that explains the whole battle when you push the button.
Written October 10, 2021
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David S
50 contributions
Sep 2021
Have wanted to visit Bunker Hill for many decades. Layout of the redoubt (rudimentary earthen fort) marked---provides great visualization. Completely fulfilled my expectations.

Ranger's talk rather disappointing---unprepared and lacked in-depth knowledge.

While the location of the redoubt is open, much of the battlefield has been lost to development. But can still envision the battle layout from 1775. Visiting the adjacent museum very valuable. Unfortunately, the upper viewing room in the monument closed.
Written September 22, 2021
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Gloria L
Austin, TX2,309 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
This obelisk is so solemn and beautiful. The grounds are well kept and one can quietly walk around and read the signs to learn more about this site.
Written August 19, 2021
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B7983SDjulieh
Kingsley, PA54 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was the end of our freedom trail adventure. However it was totally worth it. The diorama in the museum is free and a must see. So cool! We are far from history buffs but brought back history class lessons and was a jump start for the kids.
Written July 23, 2021
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Brian B
Peoria, AZ1,035 contributions
Jul 2021
Like so many sites in the area are still closed. The grounds surrounding the monument are accessible. This is a Federal monument and closures have been typically during this trip.
Written July 8, 2021
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tourist12345678900
United States66 contributions
Jun 2021
Still in limited services due to COVID, but great area to walk around, learn about the site and see the sights.
Written June 28, 2021
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Connie C
Dallas, TX712 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Awe inspiring monument. The grounds are gorgeous. Lots of kids and pets there just before 2:00. Didn’t realize the museum would be closed between 1:00 and 2:00 so didn’t get to go inside.
Written June 19, 2021
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