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Dorchester Heights National Historic Site

Thomas Park off Telegraph St., near G St., Boston, MA
+1 617-242-5642
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Hidden gem. As important as Bunker / Breed’s Hill.

The Bunker Hill monument is certainly neat and gets all the love but if you read about the events... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Tyler, TX
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Hidden gem Amazing view of the City

Amazing view of the South Boston section of the City! a hidden gem. You cant go up in the tower... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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A cannon placement on the monument's hill forced the British evacuation from Boston in 1776.
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Thomas Park off Telegraph St., near G St., Boston, MA
South Boston
+1 617-242-5642
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The Bunker Hill monument is certainly neat and gets all the love but if you read about the events surrounding the cannon positioning at Dorchester Heights and the will and work of the men involved it is truly impressive. This is a small, less visited...More

Thank austinmdpedi
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Amazing view of the South Boston section of the City! a hidden gem. You cant go up in the tower anymore but its a nice view from the Hill! Good picnic spot in the warmer months!

Thank jdearman77
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting location with views of Boston from all angles. Simple small park with trees surrounding the monument. Plaques describe the actions which took place here - the Fortification of Dorchester Heights. Worth visiting if nearby.

1  Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had a rental car and visited around 6pm....parking is certainly interesting in the neighborhood.....double parking, one ways...a bit confusing but lucky the phone app got us there. A stop for history buffs...hard to believe all that went on without modern conveniences.....had to use ox...More

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Located in the neighborhood of South Boston, Dorchester Heights NHS offers fantastic views of the surrounding area and the chance to learn more about one of the first major colonial victories in the Revolutionary War. Henry Knox and George Washington's fortification of Dorchester Heights, which...More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This small park is atop Dorchester Heights. This is where Washington and Gen Thomas positioned the canons that Henry Knox brought from Ft. Ticonderoga. This daring feat is what led to the British final decision to evacuate Boston. The earthen works are long gone, but...More

Thank DougandFamily
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Dorchester was settled before Boston, and in those early years, they were separate towns. So they have separate histories. Unfortunately, most visitors don't make the additional stops here, just a few miles south of historic Boston. The Dorchester Old North Burial Grounds and The Lemuel...More

2  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great view of the city from one of the highest points! Amazing to think about having to protect the city during the Revolutionary War from this vantage point. If it's a clear day, you can see all around you but it's definitely a little chilly...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Henry Knox brought the cannons of Fort Ticonderoga to this hill for George Washington. He set them up and in only a few hours. The British woke up and saw the guns pointing at their ships. They were out of range but they did not...More

2  Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 14 July 2015

How can you do the Freedom Trail and not see the site that is one the biggest wins of the whole war? South Boston saw the first major British defeat of the war, and South Boston is worth a day to see it. It is...More

1  Thank tombeaman
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