Bunker Hill Monument restoration update

Take a moment and see what’s going on at the local monument.

A distant view of the Bunker Hill Monument during golden hour in Charlestown.

You can take 294 steps to the top of the monument.

Photo via @tste_jl

Most local folks can spot the Charlestown icon from far across Boston, but if you take a closer look, the National Park Service has been making some updates to the historic monument.

The Bunker Hill Monument has undergone numerous preservation and restoration projects in the last 10 years. As of last week, the most recent $2 million infrastructure improvement is complete. The multi-year project included updates to the monument, Lodge, and grounds to improve safety + ensure the preservation of the historic property.

What’s new at the monument? The granite stairs and rails at four entry points to the grounds have been restored + the 1850s cast iron fence surrounding the property has been updated.

Save the date for Fri., Oct. 7 when The Lodge re-opens to the public. The Lodge needed electrical updates and the original door was restored.

The monument is open to the public daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Monument Sq. in Charlestown.

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