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“Fun tour!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Liberty Ride

Liberty Ride
departs from 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
+1 339-223-5623
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Liberty Ride: A guided trolley tour of historic Lexington & Concord. Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley for a ride along the scenic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture. Weekends April and May and daily Memorial Day through October 26, 2014. 90-minute tours leave from the Lexington Visitors Center [1875 Massachusetts Ave] at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Ticket includes valuable discount coupons for Lexington merchants and restaurants. $28 Adults; $12 Students 5-17; Free under 5.Discounts for AAA members, seniors and military.
Arlington, Massachusetts
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“Fun tour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Liberty Ride is a great way to take in some Colonial history -- especially if you are with someone who isn't very into walking. Gives you a good overview of the opening day of the Revolutionary War, and points out other places you might want to visit for a more in-depth view (you get free admission to 3 historic houses in Lexington as part of the tour price).

Visited September 2012
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Lakewood, California
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“Great tour - wish we had more time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We took the subway then bus from Boston to Lexington - wish we would've arrived sooner as there was much to see and not enough time. We opted for the bus tour but wanted to walk to see parts of it, but there are not many frequent stops. RECOMMENDATION: exit the bus at Hartwell Tavern, then head back along the Battle Road trail to the Visitor Center, then catch the bus again there and continue the round trip journey. By the time we returned to Lexington (no time to exit in Concord or we would've missed the last bus) we barely had time to visit two of the three historic houses we wanted to see, as they closed at 4pm! I'd suggest arriving early, taking the first tour and spend some time in the afternoon at the historic houses, or possibly even a 2nd day to see Concord, too!

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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“Great historical overview”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a great little tour that operates out of Lexington and includes the Minuteman Park and sites in Concord. It is led by a local person in Colonial dress. They are always very knowledgeable about the history of the area. They will tell you things you will never hear in the history books. You mostly drive by the sites on the tour, but you do stop at the Minuteman Bridge and Monument designed by a young Daniel Chester French. It is a great way to get an overview of the area so that you can go back to see individual sites later.

Visited July 2012
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North Bellmore, New York
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“Worth it if you take the time to see the houses included”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

My family enjoyed the trolley tour especially my 12 year old son who normally doesn't show an interest in history. The trolley ride by itself seemed over priced but if you take the time to see the three historic houses included it seems worth the money. Our biggest complaint was that the tour guide rushed through the places where you could get off and on. She'd explain what there was to see at the stop, ask if anyone wanted to get off, and then immediately say "no? Okay we'll go on.". She did the same when asking if we had questions. There was no time to take pictures. She did do a nice job narrating the story.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Good Overview”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Our guide had great information, and the tour was a good introduction to the area. If we could have spent the whole day in the area, we might have used the on and off option at the different sights.

Visited July 2012
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