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Address: 174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978-369-6993
Description: The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the...
The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.
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North Bridge - Where Organized Resistance Began ...

We stopped by the bridge twice. The first time by ourselves and the second on a guided tour. For me, as a retired soldier, it was a bit solemn to stand on the ground where my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the bridge twice. The first time by ourselves and the second on a guided tour. For me, as a retired soldier, it was a bit solemn to stand on the ground where my forefathers delivered the first organized resistance for our freedom. The Minuteman statue silhouetted against the blue New England sky was beautiful. I will hang... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was our third visit to this spot. It is a great place for history buffs! You can practically hear the sounds of the "shot heard around the world." It is a quiet spot to have a picnic lunch in the shade of one of the beautiful trees that line the lane. It is even just a nice spot to... More 

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a must-do for those interested in the birth of our nation. There are often docents dressed in period costumes present to add a personal interpretation, an adjunct, to the excellent explanatory signage. It is a quiet spot, stunningly beautiful from a natural perspective, and though there are tourists, it is still unspoiled. The National Park system has done... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Liberty St. has some beautiful old homes, some dating back to colonial days when this bridge was "only a bridge." Even today, the "crude bridge that arched the flood" isn't much to look at - well, in the abstract that's so. Still, few places in America are imbued with more meaning, import and historical significance than this peaceful passage over... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited on a very hot day,and managed to arrive at the same time as a school trip.The children were hyperactive and giddy,we didn't let this spoil our visit.The lady in the shop gave a very interesting talk about the history of the North bridge,she was very good and even the children listened.The area was lovely and you could imagine... More 

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Daly City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The old North Bridge is a historical site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the American War of Independence. The current wooden pedestrian bridge is a replica of the one that stood at the day of the battle. If you know some of the history it is quite interesting. The thing that struck was the... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The North Bridge is one of the three section of the Minute Man National Historical Part in Concord, MA. It is the site in which the American Revolution began. Be sure to visit the visitor's center before talking a short walk/stroll to the bridge. One can make this a long visit or a short one. Also, the Old Manse House... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Everyone has an opinion as to where the shot heard 'round the world was fired to start the revolution. During the Boston Massacre. On Lexington Green. While shots were fired at both, both were arguably accidental. For my money, it was at the North Bridge. This is the site where a continental officer first gave the order to fire on... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very cool to see. I love and appreciate all history and this place is definitely a place to see and understand. You probably won't need more than an hour or two to walk the grounds. Certainly worth your time as it's important part of early American history.

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

North Bridge is one of the most important historical locations in the United States because it is where the Colonists in 1775 began to beat back the British Regulars for the first time. The visitors centre has exhibits that help tell the story of that particular site and if you go there first, then look at the exhibits before heading... More 

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Address: Address: 174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978-369-6993
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord

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