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“History...with a view”

Bunker Hill Monument
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Ranked #37 of 392 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.
Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“History...with a view”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visiting the site (at the end of the Freedom Trail) is worthwhile based on the historical significance alone. However, I was plesantly surprised that we were able to climb the stairs to the top of the monument, where one is treated to a wonderful view of Boston. This is not for everyone...nearly 300 steps up a narrow and steep circular staircase - so be prepared to get some exercise! Also note: weekdays the last "climb" is 4:30PM; weekends it's 5:30. So if you get there too late, you'll be out of luck.

Visited July 2014
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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“A good view of the harbor & quiet park”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Bunker Hill monument is a short walk from the Charlestown Shipyard and the USS Constitution. Just follow the brick trail. The monument itself is an obelisk like the Washington Monument. There is no elevator in the monument, so if you want to see the view from the top, be prepared to climb the nearly 300 stairs. We didn't have time to make the climb.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Last Stop of the Freedom Trail”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The monument is a tall Washington Monument-like tower with 294 steps to the top and no elevator. It is actually located on top of Breed's Hill (where most of the fighting took place). A peaceful place to commemorate the first major battle of the American Revolution. Also located in a quiet Charlestown neighborhood.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“The View is Worth the Climb to the Top!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Bunker Hill is rich in history and boasts a view second to none on a clear day. You do have to climb 296 steps to get to the top. It is worth it! This attraction will not take very long. It will probably take two hours at the most. Definitely put on your list.

Visited September 2013
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Canton, Michigan
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“Hill with a View”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Bunker Hill was a surprise when you see the size of it. The area is small to realize what occurred here. The monument has Almost 300 stairs but the view is worth each step. On a hot day, be prepared to sweat a bit though. It is rather limited in space at the top too. There is a free museum across the street that is interesting and it has a souvenir shop and restrooms. The homes around this area are beautiful as well. Nice area to stop and have a picnic lunch if you came prepared or purchase something in the area and sit under a tree.

Visited November 2013
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