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Bunker Hill Monument

Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-242-7275
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
Charlestown
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely walk the steps up to see the view. Your legs will be jello for the rest of the day, but it's worth it.

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't have time to stop and visit but had no problem seeing the monument from far away. We almost couldn't avoid it as we went to many of the other sights around.

Thank RagsKP94
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well kept monument and has a great view over the city. The cobbled streets on the way to the monument were very quaint and full of character.

Thank Daysters2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Monument for the first main battle during the Revolutionary war. There are 294 steps to the top, recommend visiting during the early morning, or possibly later in the afternoon - the stairway gets narrow at the top. For a more relaxed approach, take the 93...More

Thank cutr2000
Reviewed 6 days ago

The site of the bloodiest battle in the Revolution, the big attraction here, frankly, is climbing the monument - all 294 steps up and back down. It can be accomplished in a few minutes, but will be a struggle if you are out of shape...More

Thank JadeKatCos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bunker Hill Museum was one of my favorite historic sites in Boston. I think many may miss the museum – it is not that well signed. For me, I had forgotten much about the details of the revolution. This museum provided excellent story boards...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bunket Hill Monument is one of the last stops along the Freedom Trail. The monument is huge and you can actually climb the approximately 300 steps to the top of you pick up a ticket from the museum.

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its nice to visit it. A lot of stairs to the top, but the view of Boston city is wonderfull. Tall guys watch your heads at the last step on the top of the tower. I remember the pain when my head "met" the stone..

Thank Martinlaza
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bunker Hill Monument is a 67m tall granite obelisk that was erected between 1825 and 1843 in Boston's Charlestown to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The freedom trail walk all the way to bunker hill monument is Amazing! Across the street from the giant monument is the museum/restrooms and exhibits. You could spend an hour inside the museum. You have to buy tickets to climb the monument. There's no food...More

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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
...More
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Assuming no significant crowds, how much time should one plan for in order to visit the museum and climb to the top of the monument?
15 May 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
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