It sounds strange, climbing a 221-foot granite obelisk... But it's actually fun, and there's even a bit of history in it, as it marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. You're rewarded at the top with some narrow windows and views of the new "Big Dig" Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.
The visitor lodge and exhibits are 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. Best of all, admission is Free.