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?
Did you know that not until 1835 did folks start referring to the event of December 16, 1773 as "The Boston Tea Party?" For the previous 62 years, the event had been called just what it obviously was, "The Destruction of The Tea.