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“Second visit as good as the first!”

Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Lincoln
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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I have walked Battle Road twice and it never fails to impress. If you are looking for a walk that can last 20 minutes to 6 hours with awesome history thrown in- this is it. The nature is beautiful and you can walk or bike it with friends or alone without worry. I encourage you to make sure you are passing the Hartwell Tavern while the Minuteman demonstration happens because you can tour inside for free. It's also fun to watch the musket drills and demonstrations. There is nowhere to rent bikes onsite, but if you are driving, you can rent some in downtown Lexington. The Liberty Ride trolly stops at different locations which might be a good solution to not backtracking to your car. I walked from the visitor center to Meriam's Corner and it was just under 3 hours. Someone should rent bikes on site. They could.clean up!

Continue by trolly or car to the Old North Bridge and enjoy a picnic on their beautiful grounds that overlook the bridge. Great wedding spot if they allow it.

You can continue your historical journey by going to Lexington Green (follow MA-2A) which can end or begin your journey.

Between battle road and the bridge is Concord Center with historical houses by famous as authors, museums and charming eateries. Everyone seems to walk in this town which means they make it manageable.

This is a must for anyone who appreciates what it took to secure our freedom as well as the sacrifices of everyone engaged in battle.

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is a well managed park with about 5 different parking lots, so you can stop and look at the sites and walk the Battle Trail. Two of the car parks have toilets. There are information boards which point out places of interest, but it is worth getting a leaflet from the Minute Men Visitor Centre to get more detail.

Thank mouseHerts
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is an interesting area with the emphasis on history. Don't miss the video in the Visitors' Center as it will provide context for the surrounding areas.

Thank tweedybird26
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

Not being one to hike (especially in the summer heat) we drove and stopped at most of the Minuteman park's sites. The short videos in both the North visitor center and the one in Lincoln (near Concord) are great and should definitely be done first before visiting any of the other sites. There's no A/C in the Lincoln visitor center so that's pretty stuffy. And the North visitor center doesn't have many exhibits but has a long walk from the parking lot to see the bridge where one battle took place. Horrible toilets in this visitor center.....like camping! But the area is full of history and for people who like to walk long distances this is for you. Even when you drive from spot to spot there's a lot of walking to get to the buildings. But very interesting.

Thank stulimom
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Reviewed November 3, 2015

Plan to spend at least one full day. You can start at the beginning, the first shot of the revolution, and work your way through to the North Bridge in Concord. There are clear pathways for those who choose to walk the entire park, or you can visit a site or two then move your car to another lot to see more sites. We visited in the fall when the colors were exquisite. I would imaging it gets quite crowded in the summer.

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