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On a chilly, yet sunny, Sunday, my husband & I visited the North Bridge in Concord, MA...the place where “the shot heard ‘round the world” took place. There were few people, the path was icy & muddy, but the place had a quiet serenity that...More
Probably the most popular site on the Minuteman Trail. Plenty of free parking and public restrooms on site. Sits in Concord, just outside of downtown and next to the Old Manse. There’s a very nice Park Ranger station on the other side, just a short...More
It all began here (and in Lexington) Every American should get a chance to stand here. Right near the Manse where Hawthorne stayed, And the Concord River where H.D. Thoreau skated and boated with his brother.
The visitor center was not open due to late in the season but take the walk to the bridge and let yourself go back in time. It is well worth it! A scenic path takes you right over the bridge and be sure and get...More
This is an amazing bridge when you know the history of what took place here. The setting is beautiful but the battle would have been much different feel to it. I could just imagine the British Soldiers coming across the bridge and the Minutemen forging...More
The "shot heard around the world" was fired here. And the rest is history, hahahahaha. Seriously though this is where the brave New Englander's stood up to the British and started on the road to Independence.
This is local for me, but I never tire of it. With a little guidance from either the rangers or the visitor center at the top of the hill, it is very easy to envision the historic standoff between the colonial militias and the British...More
Walk the same path as the Concord colonials did. A quarter of a mile walk to think about how you would have dealt facing the mighty British Army. Don’t miss this opportunity if you travel near Concord, Ma. There is no National Park fee for...More