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“Lovely park, interesting and informative programs”

Minute Man National Historical Park
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Boston Shore Excursion: Cambridge, Lexington and...
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Concord
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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 November 20, 2013

Living nearby, I have visited the park on many occasions. The park staff has an active educational program that places the park and environs in historical perspective. As is the case with most national historic parks, the interpretation is well done. The park provides a nice walking trail that follows the line of march on April 19, 1775. The visitor center has an introductory video program that is both entertaining and educational. Rangers provide programs on a regular basis, depending on the season. Parking has never been an issue; for big re-enactments, they provide shuttle service for those who park at a distance. My favorite part of the park is the amazing homesite with massive chimney/ovens/storage that is all the remains of the Hartwell House, which later served as a popular restaurant until it burned.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank meanjunn
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Reviewed November 14, 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 30 minute 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.” The Concord 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.

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank BionicOne
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

I go here frequently just because its beautiful even without the added history lesson. For visitors I suggest April as they have a fabulous re-enactment I think it's the 19th
Great for all age history buffs

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Lynda C
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is just your average park that has good walking/jogging paths and little bits of history along the way. It is the place where Paul Revere was captured by the British and also some historical buildings with placards talking about the historical significance of the site. It is at least worth the trip if your interested in a little American history.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Mike S
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The multimedia presentation at the Minuteman Park Visitors Center was excellent. Try to visit between April and October and more ranger programs will be available (we missed the last one by one day, which was disappointing).

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank bondoobay
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