After a quick drive around Harvard in Cambridge, my family and I decided to pay a visit to Charlestown, Massachusetts to see one of the most important landmarks of our country’s history: Bunker Hill!
The Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 occurred at the very start of the American Revolution, and although the British won, the Patriots held up a good fight and gained confidence as well as an optimistic mindset for their future.
Currently, the sight of the battle is a monument of 294 steps that leads to a beautiful view of Massachusetts. The monument is located in the middle of a neighborhood, so a lot of locals were playing with their dogs and taking walks around the area, which I found unique and, honestly, really cool. Can you imagine spending your mornings at the sight of the American Revolution?!
The climb was surprisingly shorter than I expected it to be (they give little updates as you go up the steps – 25, 100, 200, etc.) that give you some hope! I have slight asthma and handled them pretty well even without an inhaler, so unless you’re extremely claustrophobic, you can definitely handle it!
The top of the monument provides you with a beautiful 360 view of Massachusetts. I took way too many photos, but here are a few of my favorites!
My knowledge in American history definitely came in handy on this trip! The first time I learned about the Battle of Bunker Hill was in 5th grade, and it was mind blowing to actually stand where these soldiers had stood.
Look out for a blog post about our experience exploring the rest of the Freedom Trail in Boston! I thought Bunker Hill deserved its own post because it was so memorable (and a bit more time consuming)!
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you enjoyed! Comment if you have any questions and I’d be happy to answer! I’ll see you in my next post 🙂