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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, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Wellfleet, Ma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited yesterday and it was a very warm and wonderful fall day. After visiting Buckman Tavern my wife and I walked around Lexington Green. Standing there it is very easy to imagine the world changing events which took place there. We really, really enjoyed our visit.

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New York City, New York
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563 reviews 563 reviews
166 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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238 attraction reviews
682 helpful votes 682 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
160 helpful votes 160 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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