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Bunker Hill Monument

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“freedom trail”(317 reviews)
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This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
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Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-242-7275
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Reviewed yesterday

Remember it is a hill so walking will burn some calories. The museum across the street provides a narrated diorama which is excellent on the battle of Breed's Hill. Both properties clean and well cared for.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If it's not crowded when you get there, go ahead and do it. If it is crowded, it's not worth it esp. if you're claustrophobic. We got there around 1 p.m. on a summer Sat. and it was hot and crowded. There were so many...More

Thank Trish L
Reviewed 5 days ago

297 steps to the top....can you do it without stopping?! I did...many could not. Narrow staircase. Some people complained, but still interesting.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bunker Hill is a great place to visit if you are into history. The climb to the top is difficult but worth it for a nice view of the city. Plan to spend an hour or so here if you do the climb.

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 16th stop on the Freedom Trail but we did this before the 15th (USS Constitution) as we could then get the ferry back. The Battle of Bunker (also known as Breed's Hill) was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. You...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to visit if you're into American/British history, don't try to climb the steps of the tower unless you're pretty fit, they are steep and it's only a narrow stairwell so you have people coming down as you're going up and vice versa,...More

Thank Geoff-Dux
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here by following the Freedom Trail. Did the steps...yikes! I thought I was in shape, boy was I wrong. The view when you got to the top was worth it.

Thank rosyrose15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved listening to the 20-minute talk regarding the battle at Bunker Hill. Also the shooting of the musket. Climbed the 294 steps to the top to see wonderful views of the city. Restrooms across the street at the Museum which is also very interesting to...More

Thank Trenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter climbed the stairs. I hung out below and read about the battle. Very cool, I was quite surprised with this monument, they've done a very good job with it.

Thank Grantman66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to do the stairs even if you get to the top and cannot get to the windows because parents have allowed thier children to climb into the viewing areas and not move it is fun to prove you can do the 294...More

Thank JJ S
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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