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Bunker Hill Monument

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Address: Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
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This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in...

This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.

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Combine history with the hilly Charlestown neighborhood

This hill has a commanding view of the city. The surrounding, hilly neighborhood has a charm all of its own too. Combine this site with a downhill walk to the Charlestown Navy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whew....294 steps is a lot! It's worth it though. Not a lot of room to stop on the way up, but it's still doable. The view from the top is phenomenal. It and the museum are both free to do. You can take as much or as little time as you want.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hill has a commanding view of the city. The surrounding, hilly neighborhood has a charm all of its own too. Combine this site with a downhill walk to the Charlestown Navy Shipyards.

Thank Ersun U
Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bunker Hill Monument is located where you can see across the water to the city and specific iconic buildings. You can climb the monument for free with a pass you can get across the street. Definitely a cool visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The end of my "explore Boston on foot" stroll was here. It's obviously a popular attraction so there are plenty of people around - no need to selfie. What's starkly different about being here with throngs of people from where you were across the bridge is there is so much space at this monument - like you just walked from... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to start the trail and go opposite of crowd. Great views of city from top and interesting to think back on what a hill vantage point could do in a war.

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument isn't actually on Bunker Hill, I suppose it already has other structures on it. But it was still good to see!

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West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must go into the visitor center in order to obtain a free ticket for a specific time to walk up the monument. The museum is a quick walk through that has clean bathrooms. The walk is is 294 circular steps which is tough to navigate when others are coming in the opposite direction. It is strenuous but you can... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually located on Breeds Hill (or was that where the original battle of Bunker Hill was fought?) it sits in the village square of Charlestown. Plaques all around give the historical significance. General Stark, the famous New Hampshire General, lost his life here, but left us with the famous motto on the NH license plates: Live Free or Die!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the Freedom trail finishes or one leg of it. This monument has 300 steps but if you go up through the circular steps you are rewarded with stunning views of Boston. You can take exquisite pictures from all 4 sides and when you are down you can read and learn the history of this monument. I enjoyed... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into history (and if you're visiting Boston, I would assume you are) you must do the Freedom Trail. Bunker Hill Monument is a worth your trek. Be prepared though. While the climb to the top is free and affords great views, it is over 200 steps and is very tight (and VERY hot in the summer). If... More 

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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.
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