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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
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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Come visit a tranquil place, rent a canoe or enjoy the serenity of a place where soldiers once stood. This place captures the beauty of Concord.

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Amherst, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I didn't feel the same emotions as I did in Gettysburg, but certainly this is an important place to stop and see. Cross the bridge and walk the trail to a visitors center where you can watch a short video about the events that took place here.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

First and most important, the Trip Advisor pin for this attraction is off. Google old north bridge to get the actual location just up the road. If you just google north bridge it will drop a pin at the inn, which is not by the bridge. There is a small memorial that discusses what happened at the bridge. I was... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It's nothing fancy…just an old wooden bridge with a statue of a "minuteman" on the far side. But it's what happened here that is so important and one can't help but feel the history as it lives on. Over the years, I have come here many times to soak it up and always enjoy it…if nothing else, it's just a... More

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

There's usually someone there to talk about the history of the place, very interesting. If it's a nice day, definitely worth some time. Great views of the Old Manse in front of it and a cute walking path with gardens. Overall very pleasent.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Beautiful place. History abounds. A small museum and gift shop. Great for walking or a picnic on a nice day. This and all of the other historical sites around Concord makes for a very full day or two. Part of the National Parks.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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194 reviews 194 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

If you are interested in U.S. history you don't want to miss the sites in and around Boston, Concord, and Lexington. There is so much history packed into such a small space. You will want to spend a week. And for sure, don't miss going down to the North Bridge where they fired the fist shots in the Revolutionary War.... More

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San Carlos, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a beautiful site, especially in the fall. The visitor center has an interesting 8 minute video about the bridge's role in history. It is 1/4 mile from the visitor center to the bridge itself.

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Center Moriches, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Visited the town of Concord and the North Bridge this past weekend with family and friends. The town itself is very pretty with many, old homes and foliage in full bloom. Short walk from Concord out to the bridge. The Emerson family home is out there near the bridge and open for tours. The area is larger than we expected... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great way to experience some American history. Especially nice during the wonderful parade on or about April 19th celebrating the beginning of the American Revolution when the redcoats march to the Bridge and are repelled by the Minutemen.

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