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Breed's Hill

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Address: Charlestown, Boston, MA

This hill was the actual site of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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service here is super nice! Curte historic place with small museum

There is not much to see, but it is nice to see it due to its historic importance for New England. The museum is small but nice and the explanations and service inside is super... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

You don't come to see Breed's hill, you come to climb the Bunker hill monument. The north end of the Freedom Trail is here as well. There is plenty of free street parking in the area

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

There is not much to see, but it is nice to see it due to its historic importance for New England. The museum is small but nice and the explanations and service inside is super friendly and interesting. In the summer it is nice to walk outside and take a picture with the monument. The area is not easy to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Breed's Hill is a larger elevated area of the Charlestown Penninsula where the famous Battle of Bunker Hill took place. It seems that over the past two centuries much of Breed's Hills contours have been been reshaped and altered for the purpose of residential developments. However, the smaller summit area known as Bunker Hill has remained undeveloped and set aside... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

5 Stars for the history of "Bunker Hill" 1 Star for the walk up the monument. It is steep, hot, and not worth it. I recommend just enjoying it from the outside. The Grounds are very special.

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Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

A great historical place with museum and park. A delicious place to hangout, under this big symbol of america's honor and pride of building this great nation called USA.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Went here after eating lunch in the area. Stairs to the monument were closed and under construction on the monument rd side. Nice monument gives you some inside to American Revolution. Not a must see but worth a trip

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Centerville, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

We have been visiting Boston for 45 years. It was Breed's Hill and not Bunker Hill. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites. We love Boston, and the flight time was about two hours from Dayton or nearly a seven-hour experience. This... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Not dramatic or large, but very historic and impressive monument. Did not get there at time the monument was open to climb.

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Avon, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Breed’s Hill is one of two hills overlooking Charlestown which is north of Boston proper, across the Charles River. The famous battle of Bunker Hill was mostly fought on this hill which is just southeast of Bunker Hill and closer to the waterfront from where the British advanced. Today Breed’s and Bunker Hills are a residential neighborhood with the Bunker... More 

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Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit. Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge from the North End or take the scenic water locks to Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll down cute Main street, wandering up the windy residential streets to Monument Square, where you can learn about the city’s history along with a great view of Boston at the Bunker Hill Monument. While it’s not a huge area, there are some excellent restaurants. Find your way to the Charlestown Navy Yard, which is a developing area with lots of condos and an additional site for Massachusetts General Hospital research centers. Here you will also find the USS Constitution Museum. After you’re done, hop on an MBTA ferry at the dock on Baxter street and zip on over to Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium.
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