Bunker Hill Monument

Breed's Hill, Boston, Massachusetts


Distant View From Near Charlestown Bridge

Photo taken by Nathan Holth in 2008



Street Views 


This 220-foot granite obelisk on Breed's Hill marks the approximate center of a redoubt occupied by American forces during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. This was the first full-scale action between American militia and British regulars in the Revolution and proved to be the bloodiest single battle of the war. The British drove the colonials from their position, but their hard-wrought victory made them realize that the ensuing conflict would be longer and more difficult than they had envisioned. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 20, 1961

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Communications
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Battle site
Current functions
Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art); Monument/marker
Periods of significance
1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1775; 1825; 1842
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • July 2, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 1, 2010: New photo from Nathan Holth