Bunker Hill

Tour: Bunker Hill Monument

Bunker Hill Monument

With Sonshine Educational Tours history comes to life as your students visit one of the site of one of the first major military engagements of the Revolutionary War that led to an Independent America.

The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775 near Breed’s Hill, as part of the Siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War. General Israel Putnam was in charge of the revolutionary forces, while Major-General William Howe commanded the British forces. Although the battle is known as “the Battle of Bunker Hill,” most of the fighting actually took place on nearby Breed’s Hill.

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” was the order from the Colonel William Prescott to guarantee that each shot counted.

The American forces fought bravely rebelling two British assaults before retreating. Their strong showing was a great encouragement to fight on.

There are 294 steps to the top of this monument but the view is well worth the effort.

Included in your Sonshine Tour Package

Multi-day packages include round-trip transportation by deluxe motor coach, tour escort, all admission fees to attractions, detailed activities and itineraries, all meals, and accommodations at nationally recognized hotels.

Teachers are complimentary based on ratio chosen by school

Prescott Statue and Bunker Hill Monument

William Prescott

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