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North Bridge

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Address: 174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742
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+1 978-369-6993

The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the...

The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.

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The Historic Shot Fired Round the World

Well worth the visit and walk to it and as has been said before, not the original bridge but a historic reproduction on the actual site. Informative monuments and panels dot the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Bob F
Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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205 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Well worth the visit and walk to it and as has been said before, not the original bridge but a historic reproduction on the actual site. Informative monuments and panels dot the area and go far in explaining this incident, even to the non-history minded of what went on to start the American Revolution from this skirmish. Bathrooms are on... More 

Thank Bob F
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Even though this isn't the original bridge. The setting is the same as it was in 1775. Great park and visitor center.

Thank JosephJFuller
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Informative videos and nice visitor center. Beautiful area to visit when it's a nice weather. We asked a ranger for explanations and he was extremely nice and knowledgeable.

Thank Natalie V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I had the amazing experience of running over North Bridge for the Tough Ruck event. It was beautiful, clean and well kept.

Thank Steph R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The first battle took place here and the first British soldiers died here. Lexington green was a fight. This place had a battle. In the visitors center you can see The Hancock cannon which was stolen from Boston. This stealing of 4 cannons was one of the reasons the British marched towards Concord. Two British soldiers are buried here too.

Thank maxrebos
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Old North Bridge is located in Concord, MA and is the birthplace of the American Revolution. It is the site of the first real battle of the Revolution, where a Colonial Officer gave the order to fire on British soldiers for the first time (there had been other skirmishes before this). There is not much to see/experience here per... More 

Thank Jeffrey R
Spruce Grove, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Without a guide, you probably wouldn't get as much out of this. It has a neat history and is just beyond the Old Manse. So, brush up on your history before going, to get the most out of this attraction.

Thank Tempestt C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

It is incredible that the birth of our country happened right here. The lovely walk into the park offers a peek into history unlike anything else. In the summer, there are Park Rangers but this is beautiful and fascinating all year round.

Thank a5z
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Take a nice walk through US history. This park feature a trail through the place where US battle from independence started.

Thank Anchises M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

In March we are finding most things around this area are self guided. If you are willing to read the signs, it is well worth the walk here. Especially to cross the bridge and take note of the gravesite there.

Thank poblanofamily

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