Bunker Hill Monument Stairs Repair
The National Park Service has awarded a contract under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to repair and stabilize all four sets of stairs that lead to the Bunker Hill Monument. The granite stairways, a major feature of the historic landscape of the Bunker Hill Monument, sit upon piers that have deteriorated due to poor drainage. This project will repair all of the piers and regrout and reseal all the joints in the stairways. Any walkway paving that is disturbed during construction will be restored and the stairway handrails will be sandblasted, galvanized, and painted.
The stairways leading from the Connecticut Gate and the Massachusetts Gate will be repaired first, followed by the stairways leading from the New Hampshire Gate and the United States Gate.
Visitors will have access to the Monument grounds throughout the project and the handicapped ramp will remain open.
For more information about this project or for information about Boston National Historical Park, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (617) 242-5616.
Did You Know?
Daniel Webster was once rebuffed in his effort to speak at Faneuil Hall. His support of The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 earned for him the enmity of New England's abolitionists, and a worry that if he were allowed to speak, his appearance might spark a riot. He later spoke without incident.