Charlestown: Bunker Hill Monument Self-Guide Walking Tour

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Relive the battle that defined the American Revolution on a self-guided tour on your smartphone of the Bunker Hill Monument. Follow the battle from the opening volleys to the final retreat.

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  • Hear detailed accounts of the battle and the leadup to it
  • Get to know Colonel William Prescott, who led the Americans during the battle
  • Find out what made this battle simultaneously a defeat and a victory
  • Admire the towering Bunker Hill Monument from all sides
  • Learn the tumultuous history behind the monument itself


Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once you’ve downloaded the tour, your journey will begin at the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston. There, you’ll learn about the construction of the monument and the organization behind it before beginning your tour of the park. Next, stop at the statue of Colonel William Prescott and hear why this man was so integral to the American resistance during the battle. After that, you’ll circle the park, getting different views of the monument and the city of Boston as you listen to a dramatic recounting of the battle itself. Hear about the arrival of the colonists and their risky overnight fortification-building. Be a fly on the wall when the British commanders realized what was taking place and formulated their plan of attack. And listen to a blow-by-blow account of the British assaults on the colonial lines which turned this into one of the bloodiest days of the Revolutionary War.


Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day.

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