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Bunker Hill Monument in Boston

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There are various spectacular sceneries as well as tourist attractions that Boston, Massachusetts boasts. One of the most amazing tourist spots in Boston is the Bunker Hill Monument. It was made to honor the Battle of Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill Monument, obelisk granite standing at 221 feet, was built in Charlestown, Massachusetts from 1827 to 1843. There are two hundred forty-four steps to the top of Bunker Hill Monument.

However, it isn’t on Bunker Hill but rather on Breed’s Hill wherein a lot of battles took place and misnamed as Battle of Bunker Hill. It is also the first monument built in the US. Battle of Bunker Hill was the 1st major disagreement between the Patriot and British forces in Revolutionary American War on the 17th of June 1775. In honor of Dr. Joseph Warren, a fallen Bunker Hill hero and Mason in 1974, the first monument was built standing at 18 feet wooden pillar. Bunker Hill Monument is along the Boston National Historical Park and Freedom Trail.

Bunker Hill Monument was reopened on the 2nd of April 2007 after its completion worth $3.7M for renovation. There is also the Bunker Hill Museum that was dedicated on the 17th of June 2007 and consists of various displays regarding Battle of Bunker Hill. There is no admission fee for all visitors who want to see the glamorous history of the battle. After the plan of the construction of the monument, there are several big names in the early century that funded the construction and the raising of funds was amended. Potential visitors of Bunker Hill Monument can be guaranteed satisfaction with all the excellent features they will see and enjoy. Bunker Hill Monument is the great memory and honor of all those individuals who gave their life to protect the city.


Hours: Open daily: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Address/Map:  Monument Square Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-5641
Website: Plan your visit to Bunker Hill Monument
Admission: Free