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“A drive through History”
Review of Battle Road Trail

Ranked #7 of 33 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This route follows the trail taken by the British on their retreat to Boston after the battle of Lexington and Concord.
Reviewed October 10, 2017

A scenic, historical drive from Concord to Lexington. There are many places to stop and learn about the first encounters of opposing forces. Hartwell Tavern is an interesting stop, the costumed guides are full of information about what occurred in the vicinity. Vernal pool is not worth the walk unless you do it just after the spring run off, as in the later part of the year it is almost dry. Try not to visit the Paul Revere capture site if it has rained heavily as it becomes a swimming pool. Visiting the sites along the way is a good way to see everything if you do not have time to walk the full trail. A good way to spend half a day travelling.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

I am the 8th great-granddaughter of Joseph and Rebecca Meriam who built Meriam House. Rebecca's mother, Rebecca Sharpe, was a mid-wife in Salem during the Salem Witch Trials and was called upon to inspect the bodies of the first group of women accused as witches. She then testified along with 8 other mid-wives as to what they saw. It is with great pride that I walk the same grounds as my grandmothers, following their footsteps during such momentous periods of our history. I wish I could have known these women but to be able to come and see how they lived is amazing!!

Thank joannf223
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

My wife and I walked this trail from Lexington to Concord and made sure that we read all of the plaques as well as take in the historical scenery during our journey.

Thank StocksMan
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Easy parking along the route allows for several shorter walks along the trail. Placards along the way are very informative. My one suggestion would be that homes be clearly marked as to whether they can be entered or not. Several private residences were well marked, but a couple buildings were not and one in particular looked lived in as I stood on their porch!

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

If your not up to date with your history I would tell you to go to the Lexington Vistor Center first. They put on a wonderful presentation on what happened in this area. There are lots of areas to park a car and walk around. The Olde Bridge area is also a great place to walk around.

Thank cathymur
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