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The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.
174 Liberty St, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705
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All reviewsvisitor centerbritish soldiersshot heard round the worldamerican historyrevolutionary warpark rangerhistoric spotshort walkbeautiful settingminute man statuepark servicegrave siterent a canoered coatscolonial innwell worth the visithistorical significance
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Within walking distance of Colonial Inn. Very moving and solemn. Did not visit the visitor center. Plently of parking. Suggest this as last stop of Minuteman Park.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stand on the bridge of history! Look over the fields and be in awe of our nations beginning. Mind boggling!

Thank onemarcat
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank 31mbel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We happened to catch the Park Service Ranger's talk and he was excellent. We learned so much about the history of the bridge and left there inspired. Easy to find and a gorgeous area!

Thank Gennie218
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We especially enjoyed the time the staff took to enhance our experience at the visitor's center with lots of information!

Thank Karla F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Suzanne Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Mavis C
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Response from 332pjp | Reviewed this property |
Google maps says it's 1.4 miles or 28 minutes by foot, or 4 minutes by car. Either way, it's a pleasant journey along residential streets and through Concord Center.