Monuments/ Statues in Boston

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Monuments & Statues in Boston

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  • Wismickchick
    Kenosha, WI132 contributions
    After exploring the Navy Yard in Charlestown, we followed the Freedom Trail to Bunker Hill Monument, which was about a 15 minute walk. The monument is beautiful and the history behind it is quite interesting. We wanted to go up to the top of the monument, but they only allow a certain amount of people in at a time and it's about 300 steps to the top and then back down. There was just too much of a wait, which was a little disappointing. However, this is a must see on the Freedom Trail!
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • theuncle2018
    Scottsdale, AZ218 contributions
    You can breeze through the memorial in less than 5 minutes. Its literally along the Freedom Trail and that ironic location makes you think how people have always fought for freedom. Not everyone wins. The convenient location, artistic appeal and quick history was nice.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Travel R
    Rochester, MN1,533 contributions
    Cool statue memorizing an important moment in history. Interesting that the guy who designed it got approval for his design to be built as a young man but plans changed at the last minute and it wasn’t until he was much older his design was actually advanced as approved.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • Eric98275
    Mukilteo, WA85 contributions
    Read this story to our children many times. This installation brought back good memories and provided a reason to visit this area of the park.
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • big-bill3
    Bristol, UK268 contributions
    this is on the Freedom Trail. Its well worth a few moments. A moving tribute to the movement of Irish migrants
    Written May 14, 2020
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  • Michael K
    758 contributions
    This is the imposing statue that greets visitors at the west entrance to the Boston Public Garden. The area is nicely landscaped with colorful flowers. It is worth a visit especially if you are at the Public Garden.
    Written October 19, 2021
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  • Travel R
    Rochester, MN1,533 contributions
    Very cool statue next to the old city hall. Memorializing a very important historical figure in the United States and the Boston area.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • Travel R
    Rochester, MN1,533 contributions
    Very important figure of the times. Playing a major role in many different ways. Stature is easy to see in one of the most popular areas.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • TranzorZ1985
    Chicago, IL212 contributions
    I enjoyed this site overall, but I expected more for such an important part of the Revoluntary War.
    Perhaps since this is off the beaten path of the Freedom Trail, it doesn't get a lot of attention.
    There are a few old plaques that explain the importance, and the large monument to the action, and a few cannon, but that is about it.
    It was being used as a dog park when I went.
    I recommend Dochester Heights if you are interested in Revoluntary War history.
    Written September 30, 2020
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  • EcoBean
    Kennington, UK235 contributions
    The "square" is just a small triangle with this quirky statue being the main attraction. It's right next to one of the stops for the Hop On Hop Off bus tour, so you can't miss it. Its surprisingly small - not sure it's life size, but take a close look as there are lots of details to this sculpture that aren't immediately obvious. Fascinating.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Colleen P
    Quincy, MA294 contributions
    One of my favorite memorials/statues in Boston Commons. It is right across the the State house so after you finish ogling the golden dome, turn around back towards the park and appreciate this unique memorial! It is at the top of the stairs in the North East corner of the park, along the Freedom Trail.

    Great for taking photos.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Phayao13
    Stockholm, Sweden3,396 contributions
    A little historical writing about one of Boston's greatest sports profiles of all time. A different way instead of a statue.
    Written June 8, 2019
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
    Near the Trinity church are two bronze sculptures of a Tortoise & a Hare set nearby for the Boston marathon, good place to have a photo and worth a spot on your travels of Boston.
    Written September 8, 2018
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  • Jack L
    East Syracuse, NY793 contributions
    The first site a visitor will encounter is an open granite open structure with an 7-8 foot bronze solier in raingear leaning on a M-1 rifle. Inside the structure are fuve vertical-at least seven feet in height-bronze plaques that list all 1,508 American miitary personalfrom Massachusetts killer during the Korean War.

    Twelve granite benches surround the structure which are:
    1, WE GAVE SOME, OTHERS ALL.
    2. LET VALOR NOT FAIL.
    3. SEMPER FIDELLS
    4. KILLER IN ACTION-KOREA-MARCH 27, 1953.
    5. AL JOLSOn
    6. DEMILITARIED ZONe
    7. IN MEMORY OF ALL VETERANS
    8.PEACE BE WITH YOU
    9. WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN BROTHERS
    10. DUTY HONOR COUNTRY
    11. FOR EVER HONORED
    12. ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY MASSACHUSETTS.

    There is a small bronze plaque titled- Korean Defense Service Memorial. What the plaque stands for is unknown. There is an American soldier with a fence behind the soldier, possible a POW. Beneath the soldier are the following words: ''Dedicated To All Korean Service Veterans Who Serviced In Defence Of The Korean Peninsula And To All Who Paided The Ultimate Sarcifie From July 28, 1954 To Present'

    As a visitor steps up to the structure they will hear an auio begin about testimonials and music. I don't know if the granite benches are for sitting, however I didn't sit on a bench, as I consider each bench represents Sacred Ground to a fallen American soldier.

    The memorial has red bricks for a walkway, with some bricks having the name of a fallen soldier. There are a number of wooden benches along the walkway. The memorial is just a short walk from the USS Constitution Museum. I shot about 30 photos during my half hour visit. I had no idea the memorial exsited until walking out the museum's doord.

    A visit is highly recommended for any veteran of any war.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
    Didn't know who this statue was, but after a quick internet of Larry Bird (next to him) discovered he is Basketball coach, nice that he is next to Larry Bird, worth a visit.
    Written September 9, 2018
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