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For how vitally important Dorchester Heights was to the American Revolution, I thought that the gated-off, closed-to-the-public-monument was a bit underwhelming. Other than the monument, there are a few signs that very briefly describe the significance of Dorchester Heights, as well as a few cannons...More
I had driven by the Dorchester Heights historic site many times on my way to Castle Island, but finally decided to figure out how to get through a maze of streets to see the famous site where George Washington’s troops forced British troops to evacuate...More
The Bunker Hill monument is certainly neat and gets all the love but if you read about the events surrounding the cannon positioning at Dorchester Heights and the will and work of the men involved it is truly impressive. This is a small, less visited...More
Very interesting location with views of Boston from all angles. Simple small park with trees surrounding the monument. Plaques describe the actions which took place here - the Fortification of Dorchester Heights. Worth visiting if nearby.
We had a rental car and visited around 6pm....parking is certainly interesting in the neighborhood.....double parking, one ways...a bit confusing but lucky the phone app got us there. A stop for history buffs...hard to believe all that went on without modern conveniences.....had to use ox...More
Located in the neighborhood of South Boston, Dorchester Heights NHS offers fantastic views of the surrounding area and the chance to learn more about one of the first major colonial victories in the Revolutionary War. Henry Knox and George Washington's fortification of Dorchester Heights, which...More
This small park is atop Dorchester Heights. This is where Washington and Gen Thomas positioned the canons that Henry Knox brought from Ft. Ticonderoga. This daring feat is what led to the British final decision to evacuate Boston. The earthen works are long gone, but...More
Dorchester was settled before Boston, and in those early years, they were separate towns. So they have separate histories. Unfortunately, most visitors don't make the additional stops here, just a few miles south of historic Boston. The Dorchester Old North Burial Grounds and The Lemuel...More
Great view of the city from one of the highest points! Amazing to think about having to protect the city during the Revolutionary War from this vantage point. If it's a clear day, you can see all around you but it's definitely a little chilly...More