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This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-242-7275
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great views from the top of the monument - and a good ending to our Freedom Trail walk. Well worth the hike up the steps - and it's free! There were only 4 other people there when we visited - good to get away from...More

3  Thank Jfarrell3042014
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

The interesting Freedom Trail ends on a place of historical importance with a fairly pretty view but with a huge monument of "questionable aesthetic taste".

3  Thank GUSDALI
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The starting point of a journey around eastern Massachusetts. As you might know the Bunker Hill Monument is actually on Breed's Hill (also part of the battle). Bunker (or Bunker's) Hill is actually a bit to the north. The monument is within a wrought-iron fenced...More

Thank foundtrips
Reviewed 2 days ago

Solo visit, reasonable interpretation boards, but you need to visit the museum across the street to understand what went on. Short walk to the harbour and is part of the freedom trail.

Thank j0hnmac1314
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on Boston's Freedom Trail and we stopped into see Bunker Hill Monument. It was free to go inside and listen to a docent or climb the 293 steps to the top of the monument. Because there was a crowd in the little building...More

Thank Loves-A-Deal-2-Eat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit at the end of a long walk on the Freedom Trail, there are no views from here unless you can climb over 200 steps to the top for very good views. Sadly after walking the trail this was 200 plus steps...More

Thank devonroamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument was erected to commemorate the Battle if Bunker Hill, (the first major battles between the British and the Patriots in the American Revolution. It was fought there June 17, 1775.

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ranger talk regarding the battle. The ranger was unbiased and explained the build up to the battle and also the details of the battle itself. Really enjoyed the talk which lasted about 50 minutes

Thank mfellows521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great physical workout to get to the top. Spectacular views! The relationships you build going up and down are fun.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the finale of the Freedon Trail for my group. Its a beautful setting. Even after a long day of walking, we trekked up the stairs. It's a little narrow at the top, so if close spaces make you nervous, you may just want...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Showed up right as a park ranger was starting a tour that last about two hours with lots of walking around he told us all about the events leading up to the battle, the battle, and the after-math. Very well done.

Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on a bus tour of the sights in and around Boston (Highly Recommended,) we stopped at the Bunker Hill Monument. We had to walk a little but it was well worth it. The emotions we experienced were high and comparable to many other stops...More

Thank Steve R
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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
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
Can go up and down and see most of what you want to see in an hour or so. If grabbing lunch or something I'd say 1-2 hours max