Bunker Hill Monument

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Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, where the famous command "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was issued. Local lore makes much of the battle's misnomer; the battle actually took place on Breed's Hill. To keep the guidebooks simple, Breed's Hill was renamed Bunker Hill, and the original Bunker Hill was flattened. Many visitors end their Freedom Trail tour here. Ambitious visitors may climb the 295 steps to the top.

Location:  43 Monument Square

Business hours:  Jul-Aug - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sep-Jun - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.