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Bunker Hill

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Address: 55 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, Boston, MA
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby...

The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was actually fought on nearby Breed's Hill.

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Well done history

I thought that the museum was very well done and I learned a lot that I did not know about the area. They have the display area set up "in the round" where you walk around the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I thought that the museum was very well done and I learned a lot that I did not know about the area. They have the display area set up "in the round" where you walk around the outside and learn the history and then move inside the circle and learn more. I thought the museum was well done. I mention... More 

Thank TravelDonCA
Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great museum with all sorts of colonial history. Bill Nye is featured in a video. Washrooms are on the lower level. There's a noteworthy "no firearms" sign on the front door.

Thank drumz
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not easily seen unless you look but just below the monument there is a small museum dedicated to the battle. As well as info, artefacts and a small shop there is a large diorama that takes you through the battle in stages and explains what happened. The museum is free as well and the toilets are very clean.

Thank blazer20
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

History? Check. Beautiful historic neighborhood? Check. Views of the water? Check. Places to sit or stroll? Check. Well kept landscape? Check. Parking - not so much! One of my favorite places to visit in Boston.

Thank Mary B
Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice view. I like a lot this Charlestown area. Bunkerhill monument is free. There is few hundred steps to top. Nice view to Boston

Thank Miikka O
Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It was amazing to visit this place. The views from this point are Awesome! The monument is lit at night and is a sight to see. You can read different plaques on the history of the site.

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Rio Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I always enjoying climbing anything, towers, bell towers, etc. The view from the top was brilliant. If you climbing stairs you'll enjoy Bunker Hill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great attraction and as its in federal land the museum and obelisk are free careful the 294 steps in the hot weather though it's a killer

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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We rode the shuttle to the drop off at the bottom of the hill. The walk up led us through a beautiful neighborhood. Once we arrived at the attraction we had to get tickets to walk to the top. The tickets were free but you had to get them at the gift shop below the monument. Be prepared to climb... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited Boston with my high school as our End of Year trip and we did the Bunker Hill, boy, were we ever out of breath once we got to the top... Even the athletics kids we're exhausted... But let me assure you, it is really worth the workout. You get such a stunning view over the city and it... More 

Thank Amy G

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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 of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.
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