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“Must see the visitor center at Lexington end of the park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Minute Man National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park
174 Liberty St., Concord, MA 01742
978 369 6993
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking, Viewing foliage
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The more than 900 acres of this national park run along the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Must see the visitor center at Lexington end of the park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The Minuteman Park, one of our National Parks, is located between Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. There are two different visitor centers, one at each end of the park. The visitor center at the Lexington end is by far the most interesting. They have a 30 minute video describing all the events surrounding the cry by Paul Revere that “The British are coming!” The video is an amazing creation incorporating a “theater-like” stage setting along with two video screens and a lighted map that shows the movements of British troops and Colonists. One of the video screens looks like a doorway into someone’s home and the person in the video speaks to another person “sitting on the stage.” The Concord visitor center has a different video shown on a flat screen TV. The park itself includes the actual road between Lexington and Concord where the British troops marched. It is a beautiful place to walk thru and to visit the tavern where costumed interpreters explain the history.

Visited September 2013
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“Save a few hours for Minuteman park and sites close by”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

I go here frequently just because its beautiful even without the added history lesson. For visitors I suggest April as they have a fabulous re-enactment I think it's the 19th
Great for all age history buffs

Visited April 2013
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“Brilliant Audio Visual Presentation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was one of the best audio- visual presentations we have seen in a historic setting. It was good enough to keep kids amused. It lasted for 20 minutes or so and gave a good insight into the start of the US Independence trail. The park itself is well kept with The North Bridge ( rebuilt) as a feature.

Visited October 2013
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“Just your average park with a hint of history.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is just your average park that has good walking/jogging paths and little bits of history along the way. It is the place where Paul Revere was captured by the British and also some historical buildings with placards talking about the historical significance of the site. It is at least worth the trip if your interested in a little American history.

Visited July 2013
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“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The multimedia presentation at the Minuteman Park Visitors Center was excellent. Try to visit between April and October and more ranger programs will be available (we missed the last one by one day, which was disappointing).

Visited October 2013
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