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Bunker Hill Monument

43 Monument Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 USA

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“221 foot (67 m) granite obelisk”

The Bunker Hill Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. The 221 foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts with granite from Quincy, Massachusetts, conveyed to the site via the Granite Railway, built specially for that purpose, followed by a trip by barge. There are 294 steps to the top.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 11, 2014

Fantastic view from the top of the monument - if you can face climbing the nearly 300 steps! Bunker Hill is the start of the Boston Freedom Trail which is a 2 mile ramble through the historic sights following the red brick trail. Bunker Hill has a great view of Boston.

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September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

247 steps up to a outstanding vantage point...crowded...ppl...looked like they where going to die...typical americans...walk what is that..
if you are fat, old, lazy don't bother...

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July 19, 2019
Rated 5.0

Nice walk over the bridge from the North End.

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Steven Yackel

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May 13, 2018
Rated 5.0

We had a great time on our last day in Boston going up to Bunker Hill and exploring the monument. We started up the hill from our hotel down on the water at about 8:45 and arrived just as the museum was opening up.

The park service manages the number of people going up and down the tower by assigning times to people to climb the tower. The first and last half-hour of the day is open to anyone that wants to climb without an assigned time, but getting a ticket is free and really not a big deal. It is a small inconvenience for not feeling claustrophobic when you get to the top.

Ther are 294 steps to the top of the tower to the observation area. Once you are in the observation area you have great views of the Boston skyline and the surrounding river and waterfront. It was a great time and a way to get a little exercise into my day.

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August 10, 2015
Rated 5.0

Very cool stop along the freedom trail. The view at the top of the obelisk is amazing but very crowded. worth checking out.

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July 31, 2015
Rated 5.0

Best stop with historical value! Bunker monument is amazing! Museum is Free and interesting- check out 3rd floor battle scene movie. Get ranger book for the kids. Museum has a/c and water to cool down.

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Anna Hider

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May 20, 2015
Rated 4.0

Cool view of Boston, and interesting that the obelisk is so old! The museum across the street is small, but informative!

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Bunker Hill Monument

43 Monument Square
Boston, Massachusetts
02129 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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