Thing to Do

Bunker Hill: Decisive Day Talks

Group of people sitting and standing on grass listening to a Ranger speak outside a granite building
Join a Ranger to learn more about the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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Throughout the summer season, join Park staff or a volunteer outside of the Bunker Hill Lodge for a "Decisive Day Talk." These talks provide an overview of the Battle of Bunker Hill and its memory. Hear the stories of the colonial militiamen who constructed the redoubt where the Bunker Hill Monument stands today. Consider the experiences of those in British military forces who sustained substantial casualties in pursuit of this position. Learn about the early inspiration for a Monument to commemorate this early battle of the American Revolutionary War and the individuals and community effort it took to construct.

These talks are typically 15-20 minutes in length. If there is poor weather, these talks may be moved inside to the Bunker Hill Lodge or cancelled.

Stay tuned for information about the 2023 season!

15-30 Minutes
This program is a Ranger-led talk. 
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The Bunker Hill Lodge is located next to the Bunker Hill Monument. 
These programs are offered from summer to early fall. 
Time of Day
Accessibility Information
To get to the Bunker Hill Lodge, use the ramp at the Massachusetts Gate Entrance. The ramp leads visitors to the top of the hill where they can find the Lodge behind the Monument. 

Boston National Historical Park

Last updated: January 19, 2023