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“The Minute Men walked these grounds”

Minute Man National Historical Park
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$54.00*
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Boston Shore Excursion: Cambridge, Lexington and...
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The more than 900 acres of this national park run along the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord.
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Relax on the grounds that the Minute Men fought on. There is a lot to see and learn here.

Thank CherylBoston
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

like history,was that a yes.than you will love this peace.
home,ees love outdoores and the minute man trail, is a must.

Thank kelley m
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

You can approach Minuteman National Park many ways - as a historic site; the birthplace of our nation; as a beautiful spot to stroll and enjoy the scenic Concord River; as a lovely family outing on a long spring evening or a crisp fall day. You can approach it by car (there's ample free parking); by tourist bus; by foot easily from Concord Center and not too far from the train depot; or best, by kayak either rented from South Bridge Boat House or launching your own at Lowell Rd (it's a short paddle, and you'll have time to do more after you pull up and see the National Park.)

You can approach it from the Monument St entrance, where you will find clean restrooms and a level path to the river and North Bridge with informative signs along the path. You can approach it from higher up on Liberty st., where you can go to the Visitor's Center for a rather dull film strip, a well stocked gift shop, a nifty diorama of the town and the battle, and more restrooms and water. Just behind the Visitor's Center is a hill with paths leading down to a landing; the view from the landing is pure landscape painting; surely to pretty to be real! Steps away from the Visitor's Center are some formal gardens; some years they're amazing and some years seemingly neglected, or perhaps just not thriving. Walk further down the path and children will delight in a series of low trees that form a perfect canopy for hiding. From either of these two approaches you will come to the North Bridge and to the Minuteman Statue. There are also some fine cellar holes to view, if you like that sort of thing.

Other approaches are East, with excellent hiking, more historic details, - don't miss the Hartwell Tavern especially if you are there with children - they have fun toys and sometimes a blackpowder demo. Kids love to see the Paul Revere capture site, too. There is an exciting multimedia presentation at the other visitor's center in Lincoln. Note for families of small children: you adults may be most taken by the feeling of being in a place so historic, but the little ones may be more fascinated by the very tiny pond near the visitor's center, which has more frogs than I have ever seen,anywhere!

This is a wonderful destination, which merits visiting time and again, but if you only have an hour, or even 45 minutes, do visit anyway; it's free, it's beautiful, it's real.

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

You can walk or drive,informative park rangers,plenty of plaques to read ,idyllic countryside with nice communities of Bedford,Lexington and COncord

Thank scrapmetal
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

If you park at Meriam's Corner and walk to the Visitor Center and back, you have a delightful and educational 8-mile walk.

Thank GoodFoodLoverYum
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