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“Good history lesson”

Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Lincoln
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband really wanted to see this site so, we went for a visit. We started in the visitor centre and waited for the movie to start. We then walked around the site for a little while. Worth a visit if you are in the area and enjoy history.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Minuteman Park, one of our National Parks, is located between Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. There are two different visitor centers, one at each end of the park. The visitor center at the Lexington end is by far the most interesting. They have a short video describing all the events surrounding the cry by Paul Revere that “The British are coming!” The video is an amazing creation incorporating a “theater-like” stage setting along with two video screens and a lighted map that shows the movements of British troops and Colonists. One of the video screens looks like a doorway into someone’s home and the person in the video speaks to another person “sitting on the stage.” I included a photo to give you an idea of the theatrical stage setting. It really is quite unique and very well done. The other visitor center has a different video shown on a flat screen TV. The park itself includes the actual road between Lexington and Concord where the British troops marched. It is a beautiful place to walk thru and to visit the tavern where costumed interpreters explain the history. In actuality, it was kind of eerie visiting here because this is where The American Revolution began over 200 years ago. With all the crazy government shutdowns, check the website for dates and times the park is open. Also, be sure to visit the little village of Concord. It is a charming community with nice shops and restaurants.

Thank BionicOne
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We began our visit to Minuteman NHP at the main visitor's center. Take the time to watch the movie. It is extremely well done. We then visited the Hartwell Historical Tavern, and then on to the Old North Bridge in Concord. Our visit was pleasant, relaxing, and informative. All of the park rangers were very helpful. I would recommend a visit here if you can find the time.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Minuteman NHP is definitely worth a look. There were some very historical structures, markers, and visitor center facilities to see. It was somewhat disappointing to stand in the spot where Paul Revere was stopped by the British and realize it is now just a stop on a suburban bike trail. The historical structures and historical demonstrations were quite interesting, but for me, modernity has left Minuteman NHP better left to the imagination.

Thank KevLena
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

All about the events in the Lexington/Concord area that were the unofficial beginnings of the American Revolution...wonderful ranger presentations and movie, stunning scenery of the area...well worth a visit even if you have never been a history buff!

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