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Liberty Ride

departs from 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
339-223-5623
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tours, National Parks
Owner description: Liberty Ride: A unique Trolley Tour of Lexington & Concord. Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic... more » Owner description: Liberty Ride: A unique Trolley Tour of Lexington & Concord. Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley to ride along the historic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture.90-minute tours. Weekends April and May and daily May 28 through October 30, 2011. Tours leave from National Heritage Museum at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Liberty Ride ticket valid for 48 hours. Ticket includes admissions to three Lexington historic houses valid indefinitely and coupons for Lexington merchants.$25 Adults; $10 Students 5-17; Free under 5. « less
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This super convenient on/off bus service not only gets you around to the major sites of Lexington and Concord, but the guides offer excellent insight and narration as you drive around the area. Its a perfect situation for a group of students or families with teens. We got off at the NPS Visitors Center and walked to the next stop... More

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Linger_in_Lexington, General Manager at Liberty Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had such a great experience! We hope you will return to Lexington again. Be sure to let us know you are a repeat visitor when you do! More

Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were visiting the area for the first time and thought this would be a good way to get an orientation. We had purchased the Boston Go Card for 5 days and this was one of the attractions included. Pretty good deal! The on-board guide was pretty good and stopped the driver whenever she wanted to explain more. Originally we... More

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Linger_in_Lexington, General Manager at Liberty Ride, responded to this review

We are so glad you chose to visit Lexington and that your tour on the Liberty Ride informative. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back another time. More

West Milford, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We did the whole history bit for vacation. Started in Boston / Salem & rounded down to Lexington/Concord. This was a great addition to the Freedom Trail that we did in Boston as it brought us right into the start of the American Revolution. I re-learned quite a bit and enjoyed this tour. It wasn't too long & it wasn't... More

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Linger_in_Lexington, General Manager at Liberty Ride, responded to this review

Great title - we are sure glad you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for taking the time to inform others about your experience. We do encourage people to Linger in Lexington for a couple of days. There is plenty to see along the Battle Road. Let us know if you come back again so we can provide an extra thank... More

Brick NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Liberty Ride guide that we had, Jerry M, was a great guide. Not only was he very knowledgeable about all of the places we saw on the ride but also the history of the day the Redcoats arrived. He used the ride to give us a step by step description of the events of that day from both the... More

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Linger_in_Lexington, General Manager at Liberty Ride, responded to this review

Thanks to reviews like yours we were honored to receive a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for our second consecutive year. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and are grateful that you took the time to write about it! Come back again soon. More

Dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We did the 90 minute Liberty Ride recently with our two teenage daughters. While my husband & I loved it and found it to be interesting and entertaining the girls did not enjoy it so much. It is packed full of information and the tour is narrated from start to finish so they felt it was a little bit like... More

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Linger_in_Lexington, General Manager at Liberty Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you and your husband learned so much. We would be particularly interested in any thoughts your daughters might have as to how we could improve the experience for them. And, hopefully the history lesson will help their grades! Please send any suggestions to info@libertyride.us More

Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have done self tours and saved money in the past. But let me tell you how that unfolds. Grumbling kids uninterested in what I am reading out of book. Unfortuantely what comes out of parents mouths can be lost in between the ears of our children. To this this was too important to impress on my kids, to have... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you, like us, just wanted to get the overview of the Lexington-Concord area and the story of the first skirmishes of the Revolution, this is a great way to accomplish that! The tour guide, dressed in colonial garb, who did a running narrative was excellent and had all the info timed to coincide with the driver of the trolley... More

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Glasgow
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is your friends from Scotland telling you what a great time we had and how much we appreciated your welcome. The commentary given by a costumed guide was full and entertaining as one travelled from Lexington to Concorde on the Liberty Ride - in our case on 19th April itself - hearing about the events at the start of... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Living in Lexington makes this an easy review .....if you love history, take this tour. It is where it all began. The tour is done with great tour guides in appropriate attire for the period. Stay at the Lexington Visitor's Center for the movie. It is interactive and exciting for all ages and not to be missed. There is never... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had family in for Thanksgiving and rented the entire trolley for a half day. (It officially stops running for the season in Late October I believe). Our guide, Sandy Borenstein, dressed in period costume and painted the full picture of how, almost accidentally, a match was lit to the powder keg and the Revolutionary War began. I highly recommend... More

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