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Lexington Green

Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02173
781-861-2758
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Description: Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Lexington Green. I suggest starting off at the visitor center for a brief history of the skirmish. They have a nice diorama depicting, as well as they can, the events of that day. At the Green, the visitor center will have a guide in period clothes to answer questions. There are several houses you... More

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South Haven, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were on a tour so we had a guide. If you have never been to the area it pays to get on a guided tour. The guide really adds to the experience instead of just looking at monuments. Very informative and entertaining.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Lexington Green and Concord are much closer to Woburn than it appears on the map and worth the trip. The staff at both Information Centers were very helpful and we recommend a morning or afternoon visit.

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Midland TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well, it all depends upon what you are looking for in an "attraction." This quiet little green triangle, officially known as the Lexington Common, just happens to be the birthplace of American freedom: the site of the first armed skirmish of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775, signaling the start of the American colonies' separation from Britain to... More

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Milford, Massachusetts
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234 attraction reviews
665 helpful votes 665 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

In addition to photos near the Minuteman statue, it appears that all the tour buses stop at the oldest US war memorial. The Lexington Green is across the street from the Visitors Center. Worth a few minutes to see.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
123 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is NOT where the "Shots Heard Round the World" happened--that was Concord and the North Bridge. The Lexington Green (Battle Green) is very small, across from the Visitor's Center. Other than a couple of plaques, there is not much to see. If you are interested in the beginnings of the Revolutionary War, go towards Concord and visit the Minute... More

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Washington, Pa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stop by the visitor center & get a map of the different places where history took place on the green. Nice town to stroll through. Beautiful bike trail nearby.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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116 reviews 116 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place has great history behind it. Make sure to read the plaques that you can find on the rocks and different places around town to understand what happened here. There are also old homes that are museums now that are great to visit as well.

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Sacramento, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So beautiful this time of year, but the fall must be spectacular. It was surprisingly uncrowded and peaceful when we were there on a Saturday. Get to know the history so you can fully appreciate the significance of this site as you respectfully traverse the green.

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Davis, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
64 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When is a lawn, sprinkled with a few monuments, not just another lawn? When it is Lexington Green, the site of the "shots heard around the world." Do.not.miss.

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