Bunker Hill to Penn's Hill

Adams National Historical Park



Dates & Times


Monday, June 17, 2019


10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM


1 hour

Type of Event

Guided Tour
Living History


The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the defining moments of the American Revolution.  On June 17, 1775, from her farm at the foot of Penn's Hill, Abigail Adams could hear the cannons boom and smell the smoke all the way from Charlestown.  She brought her young son, John Quincy Adams, up to the top of Penn's Hill to watch the battle from Quincy.  John Quincy Adams would late write, "I saw with my own eyes those fires, and heard Britannia's thunders in the Battle of Bunker's hill and witnessed the tears of my mother and mingled with them my own, at the fall of Warren a dear friend of my father, and a beloved Physician to me."

On June 17, 2019, Adams National Historical Park will commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill with a special program.  At 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m., take the trolley from the Visitor Center to the Birthplace of John Quincy Adams for a tour, followed by a ride to Penn's Hill where Abigail Adams will recount that fateful day.

This program is free and open to the public.  Trolley has limited seating.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.  Please call the Visitor Center at 617-770-1175 with any questions.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Jessica Pilkington
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