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What was once a wooden pillar just shy of 20 feet is now a 221-foot granite obelisk and a prime observation point. From the top of this historic site commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill, you can see as far north as Charlestown, the Zakim Bridge, Boston Harbor, and other Freedom Trail landmarks, such as the Old North Church and U.S.S. Constitution. In 1842, the monument had a steam-powered elevator, but now the only way to the top is via 294 winding steps.

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Bunker Hill Monument

What was once a wooden pillar just shy of 20 feet is now a 221-foot granite obelisk and a prime observation point. From the top of this historic site commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill, you can see as far north as Charlestown, the Zakim Bridge, Boston Harbor, and other Freedom Trail landmarks, such as the Old North Church and U.S.S. Constitution. In 1842, the monument had a steam-powered elevator, but now the only way to the top is via 294 winding steps.