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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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Nice end to Freedom Trail

If you walk the Freedom trail you will end up at Bunker Hill. It's a very good view from here especially if you go up the monument. Also enjoy Charlestown. Cool Area.

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you walk the Freedom trail you will end up at Bunker Hill. It's a very good view from here especially if you go up the monument. Also enjoy Charlestown. Cool Area.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

293 steps after a day of walk along the brick line (freedom trail)! The high point of the trail. Maybe we should have started the route at this point (we started at Boston common)! The view is nice, but it was difficult to have the time to appreciate, because the area at the top is narrow, and there were a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great site to visit, take drinks, nothing within cooee to buy something. Museum well done and educational. Free entry, tickets for climb free as well, all from museum. Basically this why you come to Boston

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This monument is an awesome sight. Some information is provided on plaques around the grounds. It is a brief stop along the Freedom Trail. We got additional information about the monument from a Cityview Bus Tour driver.

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Southern California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were glad we visited the monument, and the small museum across the street. It is a must see because of the history attached to the area, and it is easy to get to. However, the 290-step comb to the top, while not very difficult, does not reap the kind of "wow" moment when you get to the top and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to head over to the National Park office across the street to get tickets to climb the monument. But amazingly enough they are FREE! The 294 steps to the top are totally worth it for the views of Boston. We even ran into a women who was running up and down repeatedly for her morning workout. You definitely... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

294 steps to the top. Great view once you get there, but there isn't an elevator. The stairs wind up clockwise, and I don't know if they're keeping you informed by numbering every 25 steps, or if they're taunting you. There are a few landings along the way, so you can catch your breach if you need to. Once at... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a small museum across the street, where you must go to get a timed ticket if you want to climb the monument. The museum has a history of the events leading up to and the battle of Bunker Hill. The monument is barely worth the climb. The stairway is fairly narrow (barely can fit one up and one down),... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous monument, itself not very thrilling but is at one end of the excellent Freedom trail self=guuded tour of dome hidtorical parts of Boston so worth a visit for that reason

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never understood the battle of Bunker Hill until I visited this site. The Boston of that time had a totally different geography from today. This is a must see in Boston.

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Staying in Charlestown

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Charlestown
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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