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Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill

The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there on June 17, 1775. The 221-foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown (across from Boston), with granite from nearby Quincy conveyed to the site via the purpose-built Granite Railway, followed by a trip by barge. There are 294 steps to the top.