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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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Claremont, New Hampshire
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321 reviews 321 reviews
167 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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Conklin, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The area is beautiful and offers lots of open spaces for children to play. The visitors center has some good educational displays. The best part of our trip was the costumed Minutemen that gave a talk and a musket demonstration. History comes alive here!

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lovely countryside, lush green forest, a place of great historical impact, this spot is a must see if you are in the area. Impressive monuments. Read the inscriptions! I was particularly impressed by the small memorial to British soldiers who died there. I thought about how they were sent to that wilderness to fight for a cause they might or... More

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

And fired the shot heard round the world. The North Bridge is part of the Minuteman National Historic Park and commemorates one of the opening engagements in the American Revolution. The bridge crosses the Concord River and is flanked by monuments on either side, including the Minuteman Statue with the first lines from Emerson's "Concord Hymn" engraved on the base.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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70 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

An easy and scenic walk from the visitors' center, this bridge is not the original but is made to look like it. The setting is what you're here for. Looking back up the hill from the bridge you can picture the early skirmish that happened here. A really, really picturesque spot. Cool minuteman statue. Bathrooms very close by for the... More

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California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I started my visit at the local visitors center and then walked down to the bridge. It work out well. The walk to the bridge seemed like about 1/4 to 1/2 mile long, down hill on the way there, with pleasant vistas. There was a ranger there who shared much of the information, although one had to approach him and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not much there...just the Bridge. Make that THE Bridge where orders were given to fire on the British for the first time in History!! Too much to take in. It was awesome that a National Park ranger was there to talk about the battle at North Bridge and the impact on our story. So glad we took the time to... More

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Medford, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is just something about being in the footsteps of the history! Seeing the video in the visitor's center brought all the facts together so when you visited the North Bridge you could imagine all that happened there! I had an ancestor who was there and appreciate the fact that I can visit where he was

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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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