Lexington Green

Lexington Green

Lexington Green
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Battlefields
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Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
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wirttravelers
West Virginia365 contributions
Start of the Revolution
May 2021
It seemed like many of the historical buildings were closed due to COVID when we were there, but the green gave us an introduction to the area and had a number of historical markers that helped us understand what happened there. Parking along the green is free for 2 hours (if you are luckly enough to find a spot). There is other nearby parking that is metered.
Written June 1, 2021
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NICKRUSSOLILLO
Medford, MA15 contributions
my cosins wants to see the lexingtongreen
Jun 2020
ive beentherebefore with my school and withcamp and with my friend and my workshop too and my after school activeys too
and alot of when iwaskid!
Written March 21, 2021
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Hollyrik
Bellevue, WA421 contributions
First shots and fatalities of the Revolution!
Oct 2020
During the several months we are staying in Lexington, we would have been remiss to not take in some of the history, which of course begins here where the first shots were fired! A walk around the Green provides a good introduction, as there are several markers to read etc.
Written October 11, 2020
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wpd91
190 contributions
History lesson
Oct 2020 • Solo
Lexington green is well and truly the cradle of the revolution. As a visitor I didn't appreciate the signs and banners proclaiming orientation and political affiliation. It's fitting that there is a plaque commemorating a visit by President Grant. The gist of the statement is that for 100 years the people of Lexington ignored their precious history and let the place fall into disrepair.

If people don't visit Lexington they are doomed to repeat two hundred years later what they let happen again. It should be a showcase for national and international tourism. Not a manifesto of the climate of the moment.
Written October 10, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,664 contributions
A place full of history
Jul 2019
Lexington Battle Green is location of the first shots of the battle of Lexington and Concord. This place breaths history.
The Minuteman Statue looms over the Green and other historic monuments are on this beautiful space.
Written March 20, 2020
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SneakinDeacon
Christiansburg, VA1,077 contributions
WONDERFUL HISTORY
Jul 2019
Our Bus Tour of New England stopped here and were were able to visit the site where the American Patriots first faced off with the British Red Coats. Our tour group had the service of a local guide who explained just what happened here in 1775, which made our visit even more enjoyable. The guide also pointed out the houses and building that were standing at the time of the skirmish. The actual Lexington Green is an open park that has the Minuteman Statue standing at one end. At the other is a Monument where the remains of those patriots who were killed are buried. Located adjacent to the Green is Buckman Tavern, which dates back to 1709 and is where the Lexington Minutemen assembled on April 19, 1775 before confronting the Red Coats. The Lexington Green and surrounding area is a must stop for anyone who enjoys history.
Written February 23, 2020
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Ken Q
Denver, United States668 contributions
Interesting!
Feb 2020
Very interesting piece of history. Nice open park to enjoy. Can walk around and close to restaurants.
Written February 21, 2020
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LauriH44
Sioux Falls, SD459 contributions
History and beauty
Oct 2019
Lexington Green is a must stop for anyone interested in American Revolution history. It's a beautiful park, well kept, and in one corner of the park is the grave of those who fell during the battle on Lexington Green. Well worth the stop.
Written November 30, 2019
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chemie71
Pittsburgh, PA344 contributions
A must for American Revolutionary War history enthusiasts!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Like another reviewer, I was surprised you could walk the ground. Men fought and died here. The minutemen statue depicts an ordinary farmer fighting for what eventually will be his country. You can stand at the line marked for the militia and reflect on what was about to happen. This is it. The fight for our freedom started here in Lexington and Concord. Do schools teach that anymore? Kids today need to learn about the history of this country. This is a good starting place.
Written November 13, 2019
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Gerry H
Toronto, Canada213 contributions
History abounds
Oct 2019 • Couples
While in Lexington we checked The trip advisor App for local attractions. Since we wanted to learn more about the area we stopped by to simply check out the monuments. As they say, timing is everything. We lucked out and there was an older gentleman in period clothing doing short tours of the area.
So much history and a spot you must visit to learn more about the Revolutionary War. Very interesting and worth visiting.
Written October 26, 2019
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