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Lexington Green

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Address: Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02173
Phone Number: 781-861-2758
Description: Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the...
Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
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One of the nicest, historic open spaces in the U.S.

The Lexington Green is one of the nicest open spaces in the U.S. for a short visit, with the historic Buckman Tavern and Hancock-Clarke House within a short few steps away. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lexington, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Lexington Green is one of the nicest open spaces in the U.S. for a short visit, with the historic Buckman Tavern and Hancock-Clarke House within a short few steps away. You can usually park on the street or in lots in town.

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We are from the mid-west and it is our 1st time in the Boston area - here we ARE standing in THE place where we have read and heard about in all our American History classes. The Green is a very pleasant green space today but the place of a confrontation between Minute Men and the Red Coats of Revolutionary... More 

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New Jersey
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173 reviews 173 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Green is a beautiful little park to be sure but is not much unless you supplement it with a tour. There is really little if any interpretative signage. I'd recommend the Liberty Ride tour to fill in the blanks. The visitor center across the street is worthwhile as well. And, while there take time to view the monuments honoring... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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58 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I drove in to Lexington from Concord after visiting the Old North Bridge. I had a bit of time before my tour of the Battle Green so I walked along the main street and found a coffee shop. My first impression of Lexington was that it was a movie set and that soon Jimmy Stewart would be on set, ready... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Lexington Green visit provides a life long memory, not only for the historian, but for any visitor, especially those with ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War. We were delighted to be there week prior to Patriot's Day witnessing the rehearsal for the reenactment of the Battle. Don't miss the historical tour that takes you to Concord and the... More 

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Independence, Kentucky
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited here with a group touring historic sites on 4/6/15. To the naked eye, it's just a very large, triangular field of grass. But, the soil that grass grows in was once soaked with the blood of the first lives that were given in the American Revolution. We were fortunate to visit this site as part of an historical... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Lexington Green is inspiring, particularly during the holidays when the homes around the Green are decorated for the holidays and the town puts up a tree. Picturesque, very New England with the large old homes, church steeples and commemorative castings.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Lexington is a history buff's dream. Be sure to visit in April during the weekend of Patriot's Day. There are re-enactments of the battles all around Lexington and Concord. The battle green re-enactment is the best and you need to there at 4am to get good viewing. After go to one of the many pancake breakfasts offered around the green.

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place to have a picnic and enjoy the main street on Lexington. The Carey Library is just across the street and not to be missed.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lexington is rich in colonial history. The well-maintained town common(green) is where the first battle of the Revolutionary War took place. There are also many other historical sites surrounding the green that commemorate the town's history.

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