Bunker Hill Monument
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" This legendary order has come to symbolize the conviction and determination of the ill-equipped American colonists facing powerful British forces during the famous battle fought on this site on June 17, 1775. The battle is popularly known as "The Battle of Bunker Hill" although most of the fighting actually took place on Breed's Hill, the site of the existing monument and exhibit lodge. Today, a 221-foot granite obelisk marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution.
Bunker Hill Site Bulletin (1.9mb pdf)
Salem Poor: A brave and gallant soldier (76kb pdf)
Please note: From April 1 through June 27, 2015, due to high visitation and safe occupancy requirements, all visitors who wish to climb the Bunker Hill Monument must first obtain a climbing pass from the Bunker Hill Museum at 43 Monument Square. Climbing passes are free, but limited in number and offered on a first come first served basis. Group reservations can be made by calling 617-242-5689, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please call the Bunker Hill Museum at 617-242-7275.