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“History Done Right”

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

The park is beautifully maintained, with lovely gardens and landscaping around the sites. The monument by Daniel Chester French is a don't miss, as is the Wayside Inn, the seedbed of so many wonderful authors-- wonderful to stroll the hills where they thought out their ideas. Signage and displays are clear and helpful.
Allow plenty of time if you're into history-- soaking it up at any of the beautiful seasons isn't quick.

Thank MHCalum
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

The walking trails are gorgeous here. Best to go in fall; the foliage is amazing. You could have a snack in Lexington Center beforehand, or there are some good ethnic restaurants in Arlington.

Thank Elana E
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

I visited this park over the Memorial Day weekend. The visit was an excellent companion to the Boston Tea Party Museum which I visited earlier.

The Minuteman National Historic Park has a section that is near Hanscom Air Force Base. That is where I started my visit at the Visitors Center.

The park extends from that location, and goes all the way to Concord. It highlights the day that British Regulars left Boston in April 1775 to destroy munition caches held by the colonists I. Lexington and Concord.

The trail and park details the night before the conflict with Patriots like Paul Revere warning the colonists of the British advance. It follows the start of the conflict, "the shot heard around the world" and the subsequent battle as the British retreated back to Boston fighting through a force of militia amassed from several colonies.

The exhibits in the park are informative, the views are scenic, and it is another "must see" for the history enthusiast. The National Park Service has do a excellent job with grounds keeping and preservation.

Thank LLoyd B
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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.

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.

Thank yojimbo56003
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