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This is where the American Revolution began, with "the shot heard 'round the world." Visiting gives you a new perspective on what war was like when the weapons were muskets. The men shooting at each other had to get very close, given the limited range...More
This is the site of the real first skirmish of the American Revolution in April 1775. The bridge is not original, and has been flooded out several times over the years. Finally, they realized it should be arched higher to protect it from the flood...More
Just the right amount of information to understand the historical significance of the place and a very pretty short walk from the visitor centre to the bridge. You can park at the car park on the main road for less of a walk if you...More
The history of the Old North Bridge comes alive as you walk down the path to bridge as did the Red Coats so many years ago and then again when you cross the bridge to where our colonial forefathers stood their ground against a much...More
A Park Ranger did an excellent presentation where they explained both what happened at the Bridge and the reasons that led to the conflict. I'd contact the Park Service to find the schedule for Ranger presentations. After the Ranger, I spent 10 minutes with a...More
Very interesting to think back on the history of the bridge, river, etc. and what it has seen over the years. We were able to join a ranger led discussion of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War - that was probably my favorite...More