Lexington Green
Lexington Green
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Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I visited Lexington Green three times doing my trip to Massachusetts in April 2022. It is a very historical place and very interesting. There is a lot to see while you walk around Lexington Green. The new Visitors Center, the Buckman Tavern, the statue of Jon Parker, the Belfry, churches, monuments, historic markets, the large American flag which flies 24 x 7 by order of the US Congress. You can get a brochure on a self-guided walking tour at the visitors center. Lexington is a really nice place and I enjoyed my visit. You can park your car for free near the Buckman Tavern for two hours or you can put money in a parking meter and park in town.
Written May 2, 2022
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We made a short stop early one weekday morning in mid-September to see the Minuteman statue. We parked along the Lexington Green, walked through the various sites...Revolutionary War Monument...Battle Flag Memorial. Then went across the street to see the Minute Man Memorial and Buckman Tavern. A nice stop.
Written October 28, 2023
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I came out here on a beautiful fall day to visit the sights. I took the train and bus out from Boston and got here early before the Visitors Center opened for my trolley tour. Got a nice chance for a leisurely walk around the Green where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. They have the Minuteman statue along with a couple of other signs and monuments as you walk around the green.
Written November 6, 2022
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Grayson5
Opelika, AL266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Was excited to take my 11 year old grandson. When telling him about the history of Lexington he started telling me all about "The shots heard around the world". Was nice to know they are teaching history in our schools.
Written July 21, 2021
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DLP
New Jersey3,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It is a very powerful feeling standing on the Battle field Green in Lexington. This is where the first shots of the revolutionary war were fired. It is a big open green and may not look like much, but you need to understand the pivotal role this open field played in history. Around the green there is a monument to the fallen Patriots, a militia man statue (it is not a minuteman) and historical houses with placards explaining their part in this historical events.
Written August 21, 2021
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osnoopy13
Lilburn, GA436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
While visiting Boston MA area, we drove out to see Lexington Green Park. It’s the site of one of our nation’s most famous military events of the US revolution. We visited the visitors center and watched the video film on the event. Took pictures of the famous minuteman memorial. While in the area it is not something you would want to miss. Thank you National park service.
Written October 31, 2022
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Brita S
Aberdeen, NJ134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We stopped here while driving through and had no idea we were going to get a history lesson! Great place to see if you are interested in history. Map of the place available at the visitor center.
Little down town is also pleasant for a stroll and a coffee.
Written April 21, 2022
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Scott S
Lancaster, PA, United States198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Unfortunately, we arrived in Lexington when the Visitor's Center had closed. We didn't find a self-guided tour or anything like that. The battlefield was not very well interpreted as far as we could see. I know that it's in the middle of a modern town but it could have been done better. Four stars for the location; two stars for its interpretation.
Written October 20, 2021
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Wildflower01945
Amherst, MA748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I went to Lexington Visitor's Center to get a map and an idea of what was available. As I was there a young woman in colonial costume left and went over to Battle Green, as it is labeled on the map. She is a free tour guide offered by the visitor center for providing the history of the Green. She knew the basic history of the area regarding the rebellion; where buildings had been and how they affected the battle that took place there; where on the Green the skirmishes had taken place; as well as what had happened in other areas of town those April nights at the beginning of the revolution. I got a private tour and then walked the Green myself.

This is a 2.5 acre park with several monuments to the American Revolution, a large open grassy area as well as shade trees and benches around the perimeter. As well as learning about history, this is a great place for having a picnic, resting in the shade or running around.

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Written June 19, 2018
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Paul O
Minot, ND2,676 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Lexington Green is the site of the first shots fired in the American Revolution. On June 17, 1775 the Red Coats, assisted by the Tories, marched on Lexington to arrest resistance organizers and confiscate their weapons. 8 Americans died therein the initial battle of the Revolution. 7 American Patriots are buried there today. Many of the buildings surrounding the green are the same today as they were then. If you are interested in Revolutionary War History, the is a must see stop, even in the rain.
Written June 20, 2019
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