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Bunker Hill Monument

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Address: Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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If you want to go to the top of the monument, be aware that the rangers close the stairways at 4:30. This way you have time to climb the 295 steps to the top and back before they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hudson, Ohio
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history of this place and the meaning of it to America is simply overwhelming. What a wonderful experience. I wish all Americans could visit this hallowed place.

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a last minute attraction for our family. We were trying to get to every historic location on the Freedom Trail and we finally made it out to Bunker Hill. It was worth the ride out of the T line bus. It is located in a very nice neighborhood. Since we are a very active family, we decided to... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to go to the top of the monument, be aware that the rangers close the stairways at 4:30. This way you have time to climb the 295 steps to the top and back before they close at 5pm. So make sure you get there early enough if you want to go to the top!

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Thank worleybird98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an experience... you could just feel the history of the place just oozing from the ground up as you walked around. Would definetely visit again ..

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Lake Macquarie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on our walking tour. I would of liked to have spent more time there to read all about the history of the hill.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbed to the top after having walked the full Freedom Trail. I did not think it was that great, the windows at the top are the smallest possible restricting any views and on a hot day the climb, the narrow steps towards the top and the number of people up there made this a disappointing experience.

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Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So said Abigail Adams in a letter to her husband, John, on the day of the battle in 1775. The monument honors the brave men who fought back the British Army headed by General Gage in one of the first major battles in the American Revolution. It is the last stop on the Freedom Trail, so you might want to... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked in the north end and followed the freedom trail up to bunker hill. If you are not up to the walk especially on a cold day, I would suggest parking closer. We arrive early and hung out in the area. In the winter Bunker Hill Monument does not open till 11:00 and may not even open depending on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the Washington Monument in DC. Definitely take the 294 steps to the top for great panoramic views of Boston. Not as hard to get to the top as I thought it would be. It's free, so there's really no reason not to go. There's some nice exhibits a block away that really do this historic Revolutionary battle justice. Went... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite part of the Freedom trail, with a climb to the top, a museum, and a great view of the city. Make sure you go down a few side streets nearby too. The whole area is picture-postcard beautiful. One of the more interesting battlefields I've visited.

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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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