Bunker Hill Monument
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'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!' This famous order, which legend attributes to Colonel William Prescott, has come to symbolize the determination of the ill-equipped colonists facing the powerful British Army during the famous battle fought on this site on June 17, 1775.
The battle is popularly known as 'The Battle of Bunker Hill' although most of the fighting actually took place on Breed's Hill, the site of the existing monument and exhibit lodge. Today, a 221-foot granite obelisk marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution.
The monument is open to climb from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Visitor lodge and exhibits open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Monument Avenue, Charlestown, MA map
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