Welcome to Bunker Hill

At this site and throughout the neighboring hilly landscape, New England soldiers faced the British army on June 17, 1775 in the conflict known as The Battle of Bunker Hill. Since its completion in 1842, the Bunker Hill Monument has memorialized the event and the lives lost, as well as served as a reminder to continue the fight for freedom.

Learn about the history of the site at the Bunker Hill Museum. Here, park staff are available to answer questions and there are restrooms open to the public. Additionally, explore views from the top of the monument through 360 degree Live Webcams. For more information to help you prepare for your visit to the park, see What You Need to Know.

 
 
 
Painting of colonial and British soldiers engaged in hand to hand fighting at Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill

Learn what happened at the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War following the engagements at Lexington and Concord.

 
Photograph of a twilight sky with an illuminated obelisk in the center.

360 Live Panoramas

See what it is like at the top of Boston's Revolutionary War monuments right now!

A white obelisk, the Bunker Hill Monument, against a blue sky with a green tree in the foreground.

Building the Bunker Hill Monument

Discover the great lengths Bostonians went in order to construct the iconic monument memorializing the Battle of Bunker Hill.

 
The Bunker Hill Museum is a three level brick building at the corner of Monument Ave and Monument Square, opposite the Bunker Hill Monument.

The Bunker Hill Museum

The park's main exhibits are at the Bunker Hill Museum. Here, visitors can explore more about the Battle of Bunker Hill, the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument, the memory of the battle, and the history of the Charlestown neighborhood.

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Last updated: April 5, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone:

(617) 242-5601

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