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“So much to see!”

Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Lincoln
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

I grew up in Massachusetts but never visited this park until a recent return trip with my son. We will definitely go back there! What a fun day, even on a rainy and cold spring day it was a great place to visit. Loved walking the North Bridge to see where the "shot heard round the world" took place and hear the story. Visitors centers are fantastic, so much great history. I wish I had been there on a reenactment day! Lots of famous people have lived in the houses surrounding the area - all worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Christina K
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

To stand on the North Bridge, where "once the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard 'round the world"....it gave me chills. Such a historic spot - the very birthplace of the Revolution. Felt emotion I did not expect, and the view from the bridge included the memorial to the British soldiers who were buried there. Such deep thoughts about the enormity of it all. I recommend you take the whole Battle Road experience in, and learn about Lexington-Concord, and that long bloody day that changed history.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We didn't have as much time as we would have liked in this park! Make sure to leave at least half a day! We went to both visitors centers - in one, there was a multi media show about the area and the history. In the other part of the park, there was a statue of a Minute Man, ranger discussions and even a man dressed as a British Regular answering questions. I wish we had the time to walk on the path. The park is beautiful and the rangers are informative and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Museum has a nice introductory film, but the real magic is all along the road. It is interesting to imagine this slice of history. A great side stop is the sleepy hollow cemetery to check out authors row

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Karen B
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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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Karen D
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