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Dorchester Heights

March 1776

 
 
Dorchester Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Dorchester Heights Marker
Inscription.  As the final act of an eleven month siege, the Continental Army occupied these heights and forced the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1788 – General George Washington’s first victory in the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1775.
 
Location. 42° 20.011′ N, 71° 2.741′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in South Boston. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Thomas Park and Pacific Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the entrance to Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in Thomas Park in South Boston. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Redoubts (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dorchester Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); On these Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 300 feet
Marker at Dorchester Heights Nat'l Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker at Dorchester Heights Nat'l Historic Site
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away, measured in a direct line); Dorchester Heights • Thomas Park (about 500 feet away); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); Defending the Colonies 1763 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boston Massacre 1770 / The East India Company (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Dorchester Heights. Boston National Historical Park website. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Dorchester Heights Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Dorchester Heights Monument
This white marble Georgian revival tower located at the summit of Dorchester Heights commemorates the Continental Army's 1776 victory.
View from Dorchester Heights image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. View from Dorchester Heights
This photo demonstrates the strategic importance of the placement of artillery on these heights.
Dorchester Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Dorchester Heights Marker
This second similar marker is located at the western entrance to Dorchester Heights National Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Feb. 7, 2023