The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed's Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775. Control of this high ground near the harbor was important to the British occupation of Boston. When colonial forces chose to fortify Charlestown, they bypassed the more dominant "Bunker Hill" and dug in on Breed's Hill which was lower and closer to the water.

The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed's Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775. Control of this high ground near the harbor was important to the British occupation of Boston. When colonial forces chose to fortify Charlestown, they bypassed the more dominant "Bunker Hill" and dug in on Breed's Hill which was lower and closer to the water.

Boston's Top 10 : Charlestown Navy Yard - Bunker Hill Monument    Ten minutes’ walk from the yard is this 220-ft (67-m) granite obelisk, which has towered over Charlestown since 1842. It commemorates the first major battle of the American Revolution .

Boston's Top 10 : Charlestown Navy Yard - Bunker Hill Monument Ten minutes’ walk from the yard is this 220-ft (67-m) granite obelisk, which has towered over Charlestown since 1842. It commemorates the first major battle of the American Revolution .

“What New England is, is a state of mind, a place where dry humor and perpetual disappointment blend to produce an ironic pessimism that folks from away find most perplexing”   ― Willem Lange

“What New England is, is a state of mind, a place where dry humor and perpetual disappointment blend to produce an ironic pessimism that folks from away find most perplexing” ― Willem Lange

Faneuil Hall (Boston, Massachusetts), Ariel View -- Boston is one of my favorite towns to visit.  There is so much to do and to see!

Faneuil Hall (Boston, Massachusetts), Ariel View -- Boston is one of my favorite towns to visit. There is so much to do and to see!

~~Before Midnight ~ Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston skyline by Juergen Roth~~

~~Before Midnight ~ Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston skyline by Juergen Roth~~

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