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Address: 174 Liberty St, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705
Phone Number: +1 978-369-6993
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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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well preserved and managed park with historical significance.

well preserved and managed park with historical significance. site of the start of the american revolutionary war, the first battle site. wonderful grounds for wandering... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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boston, ma, usa
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boston, ma, usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

well preserved and managed park with historical significance. site of the start of the american revolutionary war, the first battle site. wonderful grounds for wandering, interesting buildings. plenty of free parking.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Colonial Inn to the North Bridge. It is a pleasant walk. Once at the North Bridge we really gained a great feel for the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge where the "shot was fired heard round the world" happened. Lots of signage on the walking paths to explain the day's events in 1776. Old estate on the property has volunteer park rangers to explain what happened and the events surrounding what happened at Concord bridge that day in 1776. Kids, History buffs, everyone will feel history come... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for the whole family to come and enjoy a puppet show. The price is very reasonable. We've been to a few shows and they are always so good and we look forward to coming to more shows.

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we reached the visitor center just as it was about to close, I still wanted to walk down to the bridge and see where the battle of Concord happened. As it turns out, sunset is a great time of the day to take some nice pictures of the bridge and the nearby statue, "The Minuteman".

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking across the North Bridge you try and picture how it all happened, why they did it and what they must have been feeling. And here we all are today because of these men and all the others who preceded them and all who followed them. When we celebrate Veteran Day, the Minutemen should be included in our gratitude.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitor's center has very good 10 min video of the events taking place here on April 19, 1775. Does that revolutionary spirit still live on?

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Midlothian, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bridge. But it's the location where the shot heard around the world was fired. The history of the site makes it remarkable. Right next door is Old Manse, also worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Shots fired against the British were the true start of the American Revolution. A peaceful and serene setting today but in 1775 violence reigned. The British looking for stored arms in Concord crossed the North Bridge. On an overlook of the bridge, patriots (minute men) massed on the other side. Shots range out. Who shot first no one knows. Start... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Obviously there is some controversy between Lexington and Concord as to where the Revolutionary War really began - by the time the battle started in Concord on the North Bridge eight men had already been killed by the Kings Army in Lexington - the North Bridge is a must see. It's not the original bridge although there is a piece... More 

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