Bunker Hill Quarry & Granite Railway Walk
The Bunker Hill Monument which stands 221 feet tall in Charlestown to commemorate one of the first battles of the American Revolution in 1775, had its humble beginnings in the rocky hills of the Blue Hills Reservation. Solomon Willard, the architect and superintendent, roamed the countryside looking for suitable stone for the monument and found it in West Quincy. Join members of the Quincy Quarry & Granite Workers Museum and a DCR Park Interpreter as we explore Bunker Hill Quarry, and learn about the amazing engineering feats behind the building of the Bunker Hill Monument and the Granite Railway, first commercial railroad in America that transported granite from the quarries of West Quincy to the Neponset River for shipment to Charlstown. Must be able to walk 1 mile on moderately rocky, uneven terrain.
Meet at the Quincy Quarries parking lot at 10 am located on Ricciuti Drive in West Quincy. Look for the large paved parking lot on the right at the top the first hill.