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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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New York City, New York
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542 reviews 542 reviews
165 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I passed by because I was in Lexington and had to stop. But really should have spent more time at one of the many battlefield stops. But on a fall day, very pretty.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The green is fascinating to visit. Not much to see other than the several markers around the green and the Minute Man statue. But if you are in the area, you must see it.

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Houston, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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236 attraction reviews
667 helpful votes 667 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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124 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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117 reviews 117 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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