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“Better than the Freedom Trail”
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Liberty Ride
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Owner description: Liberty Ride: A guided trolley tour of historic Lexington & Concord. Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley for a ride along the scenic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture. Weekends April and May and daily Memorial Day through October 29, 2017. 90-minute tours leave from the Lexington Visitors Center [1875 Massachusetts Ave] at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Visit our website for online reservations, or stop in the Visitors Center this weekend!
Reviewed July 9, 2010

We took the time today to go out to Concord and Lexington (mainly because of the trip advisor reviews on the Liberty Ride. While doing the Freedom Trail in Boston is an amazing experience, the Liberty Ride was better. We took the red line out to Alewife (end of the line) then you catch the 62 or 76 bus out to the history museum at Massachusetts road and marette road. The buses automatically announce off the streets as you approach each stop and as soon as you hear Marette road, hit the "stop requested button" it is about 20 minutes from the time you leave the bus terminal at Alewife. You can see the history museum (where the Liberty Ride trolley leaves from) from the bus stop, about 100 yards. Get there by 9:45am as the trolley leaves promptly at10am and there is only one trolley that does the hour and a half loop. I highly recommend this outing. Most of the museums and places to see along the route close at 4 pm. That is why it takes more than one day to see it all, however if you stayed on the trolley from 10am till 11:30 am then raced around from site to sight in your own car with a short lunch, it could be done in one day.

8  Thank DrDougT
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

One of the best tours available! You will need more than one day for this tour. You will be able to get off the ride for an hour and half for any of the other attractions. There is the Alcott house, several other older homes, and the MinuteMan park. It is really worth every penny spent on this tour. The guides for these tours are some of the best!!

3  Thank southernchelz
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

Most tours run over the facts faster than they run over the roads - This was an amazing tour filled with names, dates, locations and details of one of the most amazing dates and places in America - April 19 1775 - the shot heard round the world.
The details of Paul Revere, Dr. Samuel Prescott and William Dawes - literally make American History come alive - As you go further down the town from Lexington to Concord - The story of Alcott, Emerson and Thoreau also bring Concord, MA the hotbed of American Literature in the first half of the 19th century come alive
Tour was absolutely worth every penny - One note - you need 2+ days to see Lexington and Concord - the on-off feature is nice but you have to wait 90 minutes

4  Thank JerichoNewYork
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Reviewed August 11, 2008

While at a toy train convention my husband and I signed up for the Liberty Ride thru Lexington to Concord where Paul Revere gave the call of the 'redcoats are coming'

We had a fantastic time with our guide Masha who was dressed for the part and knew the history backwards and forwards. She made the trip great!!

We learned so many facts about the revolution and how it affected those towns.

Truly worth the time to take the Liberty Ride... we hope to revisit the area again and experience more of the 'era'

4  Thank Mollymge
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Reviewed February 23, 2008

If you are looking for a guided historical tour of Lexington and Concord, you will love the one we took in June 2007 with our 13 year old granddaughter. The tour is given by Liberty Ride. We rode back and forth several times on their small comfortable buses. Each of the guides we encountered was very knowledgeable, eager and well able to relate the stories and past events while en route and when deboarding and walking to various sites. You can get on and off at various points if you wish to spend more time there and then take the next tour bus in either direction. We didn’t have a car on our trip to Boston, but when we called a Liberty Ride Coordinator, she gave us easy, fast and accurate directions to get to Lexington on public transportation. If you haven’t been to Lexington and Concord, don’t miss this trip.

The Wolffs from Highland Park, Illinois.

7  Thank rwolff
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