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Minute Man National Historical Park

174 Liberty St., Concord, MA 01742
978 369 6993
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As featured in Daytrips from Boston
Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Battlefields, National Parks
Activities: Walking, Viewing foliage
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The more than 900 acres of this national park run along the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord.
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English first
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I planned to stay in Concord to visit the park. We had a whole day to leisurely go to the Visitor Center, travel Battle Road, go to Lexington, etc. I had expected the park to be self contained but to travel from site to site, you are on a busy road. Getting to Lexington was a bit of a challenge... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I married a history major and my kids are loving all of the history they are learning at their ripe old ages of 6 and 8. Went to Cape Cod this summer and decided to do Lexington/Concord and Boston for the tail end of our trip. The visit to Minute Man was a highlight. Make sure you check their calendar... More

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Millsboro, Delaware, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped on a day trip in that region. The welcome center is good, but the presentation is a must see. Very informative, interesting and they made it very lively. A must see! Would recommend it for family, but maybe not very young children.

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Dallas, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
67 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A gorgeous park that is well maintained with tons of historical stops. You could very easily spend an entire day here. We didn't have a day, but we did enjoy the slow drive through on the way from Concord to Lexington. Also the Concord side of the park with the minuteman statue and the Old Bridge was very nice. About... More

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NW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped here en route from Boston to Maine and ended up staying for a couple of hours. The visitor center had a well done movie that put the sites into historical context and the man who was staffing the visitor center was very helpful in advising on the best sites to see with the time we had.

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California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
65 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of those place in the USA that one just has to visit, if they are in the area. This is where the American Revolution began, and our freedom was forged. The visitor center seemed to me, however, to be a little lacking, and it sure would be nice if the center was closer to the parking lot.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Being from Texas, I have to admit that I was never really too interested in the history of the Revolutionary War. However, I was pleasantly surprised to visit the place where it all started. It is a lovely park. The trails are easy, the history is presented in an interesting way that isn't too didactic, and the rangers are enthusiastic... More

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Danville, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Our stop here came with added perks. Walden Pond, Louisa Mae Alcott home, several American authors have connections to Concord & Lexington area. For a history lover, must see.

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long island, ny
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went here as a short side trip from Boston. There isn't all that much to see here. There is the bridge where the first shots were fired, some ice old monuments, and a clean and informative visitors center. There are public restrooms and a nice gift shop, too. It is pleasant stroll through gardens down a path from the... More

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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Enjoyable national park where you could bike, walk or drive. Make sure you see the film at the Bisitor Center on the Lexington side of the park. One thing this park lacked compared to other national parks was signs. You drive the Battle Rd and there would be a sign saying "parking lot" but no signs saying why you should... More

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