Bunker Hill Monument & Bunker Hill Museum

Bunker Hill Monument

Boston National Historical Park
On the afternoon of June 17, 1775, as Maj. General William Howe’s British troops advanced towards the defenses patriot forces had erected on the Charlestown Peninsula, legend says that Col. William Prescott told his men not to fire “until you see the whites of their eyes.” This famous order, which probably was never given, has come to symbolize the determination of an inexperienced and ill-equipped colonial force confronting a highly trained army of professional British soldiers. Although they ultimately lost the battle, the colonists repulsed two major British assaults and inflicted heavy casualties before being driven from their position. Today, a 221-foot granite monument marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution.

Additional Information

Visit the website: http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhm.htm

Bunker Hill Museum

Boston National Historical Park
Located across the street from the Monument, the museum houses compelling exhibits that tell the story of the battle and its commemoration, the story of the Bunker Hill Monument, and the history of the Charlestown community. The museum includes a 360-degree cyclorama mural of the battle, refurbished dioramas and artifacts, and a bookstore.

Additional Information

Visit the website: http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhmuseum.htm

Landmark Information

Map & Directions
Hours & Admission
Bunker Hill Monument
& Bunker Hill Museum
Daily 9am – 5pm
(Last Monument Climb: 4:30pm)

Summer: July - Aug: 9am - 6pm (Last Monument Climb: 5:30pm)

Free Admission
Phone & Website
Bunker Hill Monument
31 Monument Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-5641

Bunker Hill Museum
43 Monument Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-7275