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Lexington Green

Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02173
781-861-2758
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Ranked #4 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
101 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
97 helpful votes 97 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
140 helpful votes 140 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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's great place to seat, watch people walk around, nice place to picnic too. on Mass Ave. have lots deli food store close by.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The most notable day on Lexington Green is Massachusett's Patriot's Day, on third Monday in April. This is also the day of the Boston Marathon. Arrive at 5am to find a place among the 1000's who gather to watch the Minutemen muster at the inn and then gather on the Green as the Red Coats march down Massachusetts Avenue at... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing overblown in this lovely little town green behind the Minuteman statue -- just a costumed historian nearby telling about the events and drama that started the Revolutionary War. Very convenient to shops, town library, restaurants, public transportation and bike paths and a fine spot to quietly contemplate history.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My 13 year old grandson wanted to visit Lexington and Concord based on his studies this past school year. We, three generations, had a wonderful day here. Packed a lunch and ate at the visitor's center (on the Green), walked around and shopped on Massachusetts Ave. Then we embarked on one of the best tours we have ever encountered--The Liberty... More

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The red coats hot on Paul Revere's tail. Take the time to tour the whole village, especially the old houses & pub. Lots of info.

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