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Address: Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4403
Phone Number: 781-861-2758
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Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the...

Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.

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Lexington must-see

If you take time for nothing else in Lexington, you must walk around Lexington Green, the site of the first armed encounter of the Revolutionary War. The iconic Minuteman statue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take time for nothing else in Lexington, you must walk around Lexington Green, the site of the first armed encounter of the Revolutionary War. The iconic Minuteman statue is the most recognizable, but the other monuments on the Green also help evoke the tension and drama of that misty April morning. As a bonus, it's a pleasant little... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine what it must have been like waiting for the Regulars in this very spot. This is considered the start of the Revolution. You can't be a history buff without making a pilgrimage to this stop. It's a simple Green, but powerful. Must see!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wandering around the green, reading the monuments, and various brochures from around town, when we came upon a high school student volunteer in period dress sitting on a bench in the park. He asked if we would like the talk, and we agreed. He was very knowledgable, and had an obvious love for history, especially of his own... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a costumed guide on the green who pointed out the positions of the militia and the Redcoats during the conflict.. So sad that men died probably because of an accidental firing if a musket.

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Bristol, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lexington is a historic colonial town famous for its Revolutionary War history and its Minutemen. We found street parking and walked to the nearby visitor’s center where ladies in period dress offered several touring options designed for our schedule and interests. While we didn’t take the tavern tours, we walked by two of them just for the architecture and history.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to just walk around, see the monuments, and go over to the old burying ground by the first parish. A man dressed in costume came up to us and gave us a little history tour too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a simple green space with a few markers. It is beautiful primarily due to the ancient trees on the green. It is a pleasant walk around the green with old homes and chuches surrounding it.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lexington Battle Green is a large green space with several monuments, fronted by the famous Minuteman statue. Several colonial-era houses stand nearby, as well as historic Buckman Tavern. In the summer, there's a docent in historical garb to answer questions. Some people are disappointed that there isn't more here. It's not an "attraction." It's a place where something incredibly... More 

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Feltham, Middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Worth a look , bit of history . Lots of other parts to visit and good value! Recommend going if u on holiday in Boston !! Best when not raining

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Sevierville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The weight of history is overwhelming here. As a student of History, this is one of the most historic places in all of world history. It's when the British first shot American patriots. In the back, on their march to Concord, where the American militia shot back. Independence had not yet been declared, but from this day, April 19, 1775,... More 

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