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This 220-foot granite tower commemorates the Patriots' undaunted bravery in defeat at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Monument Square, Boston, MA 02129
+1 617-242-7275
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All reviews worth the climb freedom trail major battle climb the stairs great view of boston small museum park ranger walk up worth the effort revolutionary war visitor center take your time nice walk american history the north end obelisk tower
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am in decent shape but was doubting myself about halfway up. There is a sign at the bottom that says to climb slowly, and a lot of (mostly younger) people ignored that. It was definitely worth the effort for the view, but a few...More

Thank BigGeorge1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The 300 steps up to the top we’re tough, but worth it. The visitor center for the NPS across the street was worth a stop, the displays were helpful for perspective.

Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I recommend taking the Ranger guided tour of the battlefield. It is a manageable walking tour of 45 minutes. The rangers are knowledgeable and use maps to help understanding of event that led up to the battle along with the aftermath.

Thank SusanRiddle
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

While the monument is impressive, what made the visit was the free 45 minute guided tour with a Park Ranger. His knowledge of the history of the battle was phenomenal and he was funny and engaging. The tours run throughout the day so well worth...More

Thank SMC0904
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Part of the Freedom Trail and a part of early US history. Had a 20 minute live talk about the occurence of the battle, given by a Park Ranger. Highly recommend. Climb the monument, only 294 steps. Also a museum in the visiter center across...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Didn't have enough time to explore properly but Charlestown area was a beautiful residential area, the homes lovely. Bunker Hill monument was informative.

Thank whitefeather
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Having stayed in the area a couple of times we finally found the time to enter and climb the 294 steps to the top of this simple and elegant monument. The point of the climb is really for the view so choose your day, there...More

Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The monument is the last thing on the Freedom Trail and involves a fairly steep walk from the road to the monument. However, think about the history that took place on this site. The Battle of Bunker Hill is memorialized here and it is awesome...More

Thank Preacher2760
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The nearly 300 stair climb simply isn't worth it. There is no great viewing point or even a great view for that matter. Just snap a photo and move on.

Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Walked from the start of the freedom trail to the end and there it was. Nice room full of history and the you can climb the monument.

Thank Adrian P
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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
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16 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