Bunker Hill Monument
Bunker Hill Monument is the obelisk, which stands at a height of 221 feet, and was erected in 1843 to honour the Revolution’s first decisive fight. For several decades, members of the Bunker Hill Monument Association (BHMA) worked tirelessly to raise funds in order to finish the construction of the Monument.
Since it was finished being constructed, the Bunker Hill Monument has been a symbol that the people of Boston use in their own social and political activities. For instance, suffragists in Boston recognised it as a symbol of the freedoms they wanted, and one of them named Lucy Stone made the statement that “We are still battling for the principle it stands for. Whenever I visit that memorial, it renews the fire within me. It serves as a memorial to us.”
Activists gathered at the monument during the 20th century to demonstrate their opposition to the Vietnam War and various civil rights causes.
The Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place on June 17, 1775, was one of the earliest and most significant major confrontations that took place between British soldiers and American patriots during the Revolutionary War.
The famous battle that took place on Bunker Hill is commemorated with a monument that sits atop the highest point of the hill where it took place. The fight is commemorated by a granite obelisk that stands at a height of 221 feet and was built between the years 1827 and 1843.
The monument features 294 stairs that guests are welcome to climb. There is a museum on the opposite side of the street that features displays about the village, the monument, and the combat.