The Battle of Bunker HillIn this first major battle of the American Revolution, the outnumbered American militia flew a red, white, and blue flag bearing the pine tree emblem of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. With weapons at the ready, Colonel William Prescott, shown here striding behind the firing line, had them hold their fire
Breed's Hill"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" This famous order, which legend attributes to Colonel William Prescott, has come to symbolize the determination of the ill-equipped colonists facing the powerful British Army during this famous battle fought on June 17, 1775. The battle is popularly known as "The Battle of Bunker Hill" although most of the fighting actually took place on Breed's Hill, the site of the existing monument and exhibit lodge.
British ControlCritical to the British occupation
The Monument of Bunker HillToday, a 221-foot granite obelisk marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. The first monument
Visiting TimesHours: Visitor lodge and exhibits open daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The monument is open to climb from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information please call (617) 242-5641.
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