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“Nice view of the city”

Bunker Hill Monument
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Boston USS Constitution Cruise
Ranked #33 of 411 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

You have to walk up 294 steps, but once you reach the top the view is amazing, a great spot to get a view of the city. Also this is a free attraction, and a stop in Charlestown is worth it.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We visited Bunker HIll Monument with our kids in April during Spring Break. We walked up the hill itself after visiting the USS Constitution. It is a bit of a walk up the hill itself, so with our younger kids we sat and rested and had some snacks before climbing the monument. There is not a lot of information there at the monument itself. That is the only thing I would fault it on. We had the bad luck to be there with a school group so the climb up and down was pretty crowded. Everyone was pretty polite though about making room and rotating around the cramped space at the top. Don't attempt this if you're not in decent shape or have bad knees. Our youngest was 8 years old when we did this and she did fine, but really young children might find the climb too long and/or scary because it is a pretty tight stairway.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

You'll be exhausted after the climb but the view is spectacular. Be careful to avoid cramps in your legs when you are finished climbing down! It can also eat a bit tight on the top floor if school kids are visiting so be cautious

Thank Luke M
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

I dunno – it's a George Washington-esque monument on top of a grassy hill. It's not even that tall (especially if you've stood next to the actual Washington Monument). There's a fence. A placard with words on it. If I had just walked the whole Freedom Trail just to end up here, it'd be annoyed. Especially because it's in the middle of a residential neighborhood – you can't just go get some hot coco or a beer somewhere afterwards.

Thank Aaron T
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

There's not a whole lot to see here but it's a very historic site. It's a bit of a climb to the top of the monument but you'll get a good view. In the building at the bottom of the monument there is a park ranger who is very informative and tells the story of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Also, check out the free Bunker Hill museum across the street which has a lot of information about the battle.

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