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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's fantastic to be able to visit the site of the Shot Heard Round the World! Parking is convenient (and free!) and the site is well preserved. I would recommend a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WanderingToesTiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most popular site on the Minuteman Trail. Plenty of free parking and public restrooms on site. Sits in Concord, just outside of downtown and next to the Old Manse. There’s a very nice Park Ranger station on the other side, just a short...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MamaCip75
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a place that I can never get enough of. I walk the grounds early in the morning, it is a very peaceful place and filled with so much history. I have even marched in a few parades through here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill N
Reviewed December 3, 2018

It all began here (and in Lexington) Every American should get a chance to stand here. Right near the Manse where Hawthorne stayed, And the Concord River where H.D. Thoreau skated and boated with his brother.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles L
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The visitor center was not open due to late in the season but take the walk to the bridge and let yourself go back in time. It is well worth it! A scenic path takes you right over the bridge and be sure and get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Birthday-Gal
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This is an amazing bridge when you know the history of what took place here. The setting is beautiful but the battle would have been much different feel to it. I could just imagine the British Soldiers coming across the bridge and the Minutemen forging...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The "shot heard around the world" was fired here. And the rest is history, hahahahaha. Seriously though this is where the brave New Englander's stood up to the British and started on the road to Independence.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank granth649
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is local for me, but I never tire of it. With a little guidance from either the rangers or the visitor center at the top of the hill, it is very easy to envision the historic standoff between the colonial militias and the British...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RHM104
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Walk the same path as the Concord colonials did. A quarter of a mile walk to think about how you would have dealt facing the mighty British Army. Don’t miss this opportunity if you travel near Concord, Ma. There is no National Park fee for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carrabinieri
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is the location where the "shot heard round the world" was shot. Just standing here and thinking about what happened is very moving. Would recommend to any history buffs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mavis C
June 13, 2017|
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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.