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Address: 174 Liberty St, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705
Phone Number: 978-369-6993
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The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the...

The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.

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Excellent stop provided you may be interested in 1775 history.

Old North Bridge has been rebuilt 4X, most recently in 1956. It commemorates the 1775 battle between our Minutemen and the British military. It is a 15 minute walk from downtown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old North Bridge has been rebuilt 4X, most recently in 1956. It commemorates the 1775 battle between our Minutemen and the British military. It is a 15 minute walk from downtown Concord. My wife and I like to rent a canoe in Concord at the Southbridge boat house and paddle south to pass beneath the bridge. Nice trip.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Note this review only covers the bridge and visitor center, not the whole Minuteman NP. There is parking both across the road from the bridge, and at the visitor center on Liberty street. About a quarter mile path meanders from the bridge to the visitor center. The bridge is a 19th century replica if the original which was destroyed in... More 

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Knoxville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This location of this bridge is important to the prelude of the American Revolution...but it is not the actual bridge. It burned and there have been at least seven bridges on this site. But still, it is important to see it and the role it played between the British Redcoats and the Minute Men.

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Thank Carie501
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit. Nice park like area with interesting historical plaques. Views are nice and parking is close by. Nice benches throughout the area

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The site is well organized, with park rangers present. Bathrooms are available. A re-enactor in British uniform was present at the site.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visit the Old North Bridge early in the morning or early in the evening when no one else around. Imagine how the colonists must have felt that cold April morning awaiting the arrival of the fiercest military on the planet. Sit in quiet contemplation. The sound of a fife and drum whisper in the distance, only to become a thunderous... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch the film in the Visitors Center before walking out to the North Bridge. The park rangers are more than willing to fill in the blanks for you if you're not entirely clear on what happened where and when. You can really get a sense of the importance of what occurred all those years ago and what an immense undertaking... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite being a tourist stop for anyone interested in revolutionary history, this area remains one of my favorite places for peace and quiet. Enjoy the historic plaques and statue. Walk up to the overlook and imagine what the minutemen saw. Sneak away from the world in a back corner by the river under an old oak. This place will make... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this area during trips to New England since 2010, and love to walk along the bridge and feel history come alive with each and every footstep. It's a replica of the original which spans the Concord River, and just before you reach the bridge there's the 'Grave of British Soldiers' where two unknown Privates from the 4th... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Northbridge is where the American Revolution started. This is where the British Redcoats faced the colonial militia---"The Minutemen"--and were defeated after a "shot heard around the world" was fired. IT is a well preserved site with a museum depicting that part of the American history. A peaceful place that rarely feels crowded even in the tourist season

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