Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord

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Walk the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening battle in the Revolutionary War, when you visit Minute Man National Historical Park. Walk along Concord's North Bridge, where militiamen fired back at British troops for the first time, known as "the shot heard round the world." Look at the Minute Man Statue of 1875 and the Obelisk Monument, believed to be the country’s first memorial to casualties of war. You can walk the 8 km (5 mi) Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, where British troops and Colonial militia fought, and see a monument at the site where Paul Revere was captured during his famed midnight ride. Visit Hartwell Tavern, a restored 18th-century inn, for history programs that are presented during certain months. The park also holds The Wayside, a home where the famous authors Amos Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney once lived. Make Minute Man National Historical Park part of your personalized Concord itinerary using our Concord trip maker site.
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  • I visited the Minute Man National Historical Park in April 2022. The entire park covers the route that the British army took during its approach to Concord and its retreat from Concord back to... 
    I visited the Minute Man National Historical Park in April 2022. The entire park covers the route that the British army took during its approach to Concord and its retreat from Concord back to...  more »
  • Attended the Patriot's Day battle re-enactment. Really well organized for parking, viewer areas, narration, etc. You should attend once in your life. Nice park. Simple monument at the Old North... 
    Attended the Patriot's Day battle re-enactment. Really well organized for parking, viewer areas, narration, etc. You should attend once in your life. Nice park. Simple monument at the Old North...  more »
  • The Visitors' Center left a lot to be desired in interpretation over fear of COVID. I liked the trail that runs from Lexington to Concord and found the stops along it staffed by NPS interpreters to.....  more
    The Visitors' Center left a lot to be desired in interpretation over fear of COVID. I liked the trail that runs from Lexington to Concord and found the stops along it staffed by NPS interpreters to.....  more »
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  • Great trails. Mostly returned to the state of 1776. You can just imagine the farmers hiding behind the trees taking pot shots at the Redcoats and inflicting terror. The Old North Bridge is well reproduced. Excellent central exhibit with great interpretation and book selection. Hartwell Tavern is well preserved and presented. Excellent overall preservation and interpretation. Highly recommended.
  • Like traveling through time.
  • I have visited here a number of times throughout my life. The last time I was here was many years ago. It was always a special place, in fact, the whole area that I grew up in was near Concord and was always considered a special place both in history, and as unique part of our country. I have to say that visiting at the age I'm at now, (72) this place and the events occuring here have a much greater meaning to me now. Never lose site of all those, British and Americans who gave their lives in the forming of this fantastic nation! Thank you!
  • I've lived in the Boston area for 20 years and I always forget about this charming spot. Lots of historic stuff along the way, beautiful in any season. I've walked, mountain biked, cross country skied. A really nice New England experience that's easy to get to.
  • Interesting historical site in Concord, MA. This is the site of the first Minutemen engagement against the Red Coats. The center piece is the Old North Bridge. All around there is an expansive park to walk around and a few historic homes and buildings open for visit.

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