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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: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Owner description: The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I'd heard the story plenty of times. I'd read a few books on the topic. I stopped in the Minutemen visitor center and seen the presentation just prior to my visit here but I still wasn't quite prepared for how impactful it would be. I was simply awestruck. I've done plenty of historical sightseeing to lots of cool spots (Ft.... More

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Moorpark, California
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406 reviews 406 reviews
237 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

It happened here on April 19, 1775, the first armed resistance to the authority of King George who had made life impossible for the Colonists. As an American, this is hallowed, thought provoking ground. It's mind boggling to think about the brave men who stood up to such a powerful king and army. One cannot help but feel very proud... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

...but the wife wouldn't let me. This is a fantastic journey back in time, a must see for anyone who loves history. It's a short walk, and worth it.

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Wayland, Massachusetts, US
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Start at the bridge end parking lot and explore the bridge and the river. Then walk up to the main house which is the visitors center. The kids can freely explore the passages in the garden and then do a quick tour of the exhibits in the building. We have lived here for many years and my kids never got... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Local photographers use this site for lots of family and senior pictures. Not just the bridge- the surrounding established trees also.

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Wellfleet, Ma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I enjoy visiting battle sites. I have been looking forward to visiting Lexington and Concord for some time. My wife and I were there yesterday and it was a very warm and beautiful fall day. We arrived mid afternoon and there was hardly anyone there. As I sat and looked at North Bridge it was not difficult to envision what... More

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New York City, New York
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546 reviews 546 reviews
165 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

When i arrived, I had not researched the Minute Man park. I was only focused on this little area instead of all the places to stop on the way to Lexington. It was pretty, and something to see near parking, but about all I can say for it. The battle road was much more fun. Spend your time there, if... More

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Marlton, NJ
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Went on a Friday afternoon in October and boy was this place crowded! Multiple school buses, groups, and tourists abound! This was my 2nd visit to this location but it was still worthy of a stop. This area is just serene in the Autumn no matter how many people are present. Start your visit at the Visitor Center and read... More

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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 20, 2014

One of the Revolutionary War sites that I have always wanted to visit. The current bridge is the 5th one built here. It may not be the original but the feel is the same. It is quite moving just being there.

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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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