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North Bridge

174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-6993
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bridges
Description: The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.
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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting on the river giving you an historic perspective of the "shot heard round the world". You could see in your mind' see the troops facing off with each and imagine what it must have been like. Very powerful. Only sad part was the disrespect shown the gravesite of the British soldiers. Full of weeds, rocks falling down. Really...what... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's so amazing to stand on this spot and imagine the events that took place there. I was there too late in the day to experience a tour guide, but this spot is amazing nonetheless. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and looks as if it was taken straight out of a painting from the time period. The history alone, makes... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband is a true Historian. He was so enthused to be able to see the Bridge where the shot heard round the world started the revolutionary war

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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful site with super helpful guides and living history actors. The house grounds are beautiful with flower gardens and over looking the river. Canoe rentals are near by and lots of picnicking spots. Heard a live reading of the Declaration of Independence and read some great visual history facts.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was late when we got there and the us was quickly setting, but we could easily see the bridge and the Minute Man statue. It was quiet and peaceful with a beautiful little river flowing below. Standing there was thrilling as I thought about how our lives would be different if that first battle of the Revolution had not... More

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New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I especially liked the very knowledgeable man in full costume of the day, standing by the bridge explaining what had happened and answering questions. Without him, however, I would have not understood which direction the British had come from, as I didn't see clear markings. Like many beautiful, peaceful settings which once were the sites of bloodshed, it's hard to... More

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Okay, it is just a bridge. But yet so much more. Things are layed out well and explained throughout. If at all possible, visit on a Sunday afternoon. I am not sure of the day to day operations. But there was a local who we were told comes only on Sundays. Dressed to the times he just talks about history... More

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a gorgeous location,and we were lucky enough to be there as the sun was about to set. The water, grass, tall trees and air were so still and peaceful; it was hard to believe any kind of fight or skirmish happening in that setting. I thought the memorial to the British soldiers was tasteful and thoughtful. I'm so... More

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Standing at the Old North Bridge where it all started was an awesome experience. When we arrived, it was still early in the day, and somewhat foggy and drizzly. As my kids said, this only added to the experience. For a little while, we had the place to ourselves, and it was quiet enough to hear the birds singing. It... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our walk to the bridge and were fortunate to meet and have our photo taken with a Regular (aka Red Coat). The park volunteer at the bridge even offered us a quick history lesson as we'd missed the Ranger Program. The video was helpful and take a moment to explore the historic gardens too!

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