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Bunker Hill Monument

The Bunker Hill Monument, located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, is a towering structure that stands as a symbol of American freedom and independence. It commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place on June 17th, 1775, during the Revolutionary War.


Location and How to Explore

The Bunker Hill Monument is located on Breed's Hill, which is often mistaken for Bunker Hill due to its proximity and similar name. The monument sits within the boundaries of the Bunker Hill Monument National Park, including the Bunker Hill Museum and other historical sites.

History Behind the Monument

The Battle of Bunker Hill was a pivotal moment in the early stages of the American Revolution. It was one of the first major battles between British and American forces. Although it resulted in a British victory, it gave confidence to the patriots and showed that they were willing to fight for their freedom.

The monument was built between 1825 and 1843 with funds from the Bunker Hill Monument Association. Architect Solomon Willard designed it, and it stands at 221 feet tall, making it one of the tallest structures in Boston.

What to Explore

Visitors can climb the 294 steps to the top of the monument for a breathtaking view of Boston and its surrounding areas. Inside the monument, there is an exhibit that tells the story of the Battle of Bunker Hill through interactive displays and artifacts.

At the base of the monument, you can also find a statue of Colonel William Prescott, a leader in the battle. The surrounding park offers picnic areas and benches for visitors to relax and take in the historical significance of the site.

Nearby Attractions

There are several other attractions within walking distance of the Bunker Hill Monument that make for a well-rounded sightseeing experience. The nearby USS Constitution Museum, known as "Old Ironsides," is a must-see for history buffs.

The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path through Boston that highlights significant sites in American history, also passes by the Bunker Hill Monument. Visitors can join a guided tour or explore independently to learn more about the city's role in shaping the nation




Planning a Tour with Boston Sightseeing

To make the most out of your visit to Bunker Hill Monument, hop on to our Boston Sightseeing double-decker bus. Our tour will not only take you to see the monument but also other notable landmarks in the city, such as Harvard University and Fenway Park.

You can purchase tickets for the tour online or at various locations around Boston. Our friendly guides will provide insightful commentary and make your journey more enjoyable.

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