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North Bridge

174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742
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Ranked #3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The bridge is the 3rd or more rebuild since the 1770s. The area floods frequently, and they just don't last. But, when you stand up at the Buttrick Mansion and look down towards the bridge, and imagine fewer trees, so you could see to the town rooftops, as they did in 1775, you can imagine the fear and rage when... More

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Lechworth Garden City
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Worth seeing, but history biased by 19th Century politics of the time. Scenic location. All coach tours call here.

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Kaysville, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

With plenty of parking across the road from the the bridge, this in an easily accessible spot to visit. We had a daughter in a wheelchair during this visit and it was a convenient even with the wheelchair. It is also right next to The Old Manse, a home that stood during that first battle at Concord and was later... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Joel is full of knowledge about Concord and this is his 18th year as a tour guide. He has a mountain of information at his fingertips and enhances his tour with literary references. He is extremely well-prepared.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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405 reviews 405 reviews
234 attraction reviews
665 helpful votes 665 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our guide, Marcia on the Liberty Ride trolley tour, did an excellent job explaining the North Bridge (where colonists fired upon British soldiers) as well as the Minute Man statue, the memorial obelisk, and the area where some British soldiers are buried. In addition to tour goers, there were many people walking dogs, hiking and biking. The area is picturesque... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
123 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just north of Concord, there is parking across the road. We walked (just two minutes) to the bridge where the colonists finally fired on the English. We had a beautiful day and the walk, the scenery, the creek and bridge, were perfect. We did not go on to the North Bridge Visitors Center because of time. There are several boards... More

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Chicago, IL USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved walking from the Colonial Inn and seeing the Old Manse and the North Bridge. The plaques, statues, and area make for a very nice visit.

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Davis, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
64 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The scene of the *second* skirmish between colonial militia and British regulars, there isn't much to "see." However, the significance of the bridge, fields, home sites and graves can't be underestimated. Don't miss the free talk given by a NPS ranger or the visitor center orientation film.

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Sacramento, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful, moving, historic...what else can you say. The history is fascinating and touching, and were were stunned by how beautiful this area is. Breathtaking. I envied the folks who were canoeing along the peaceful waters. Highly recommend a visit here, and if you are fortunate, a ranger and/or costumed characters will be present during your visit to really bring the... More

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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333 reviews 333 reviews
170 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Friendly NPS rangers to all ages. Even though the bridge is not original, it was thought provoking to walk down to the bridge to see where a significant event in history occurred. Ordinary people did extraordinary actions that changed history.

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