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“Great overview of history.”
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Liberty Ride
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Owner description: Liberty Ride: A guided trolley tour of historic Lexington & Concord. Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley for a ride along the scenic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture. Weekends April and May and daily Memorial Day through October 29, 2017. 90-minute tours leave from the Lexington Visitors Center [1875 Massachusetts Ave] at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Visit our website for online reservations, or stop in the Visitors Center this weekend!
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

What a fabulous historical overview. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. Due to government shut down we could not get into the National Parks but still well worth the trolley ride. Highly recommend taking the trolley and touring all three historical homes. A great value for all the history. It also helped that the weather was perfect and trees vibrant in color.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

An excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide. Because of government shutdowns we were limited in what we could do in Lexington-Concord, but the guide worked around it and we had a wonderful history lesson. The parking is a mess, however, so best if one person in your party gets the tickets and the car hang tag with parking directions while the driver finds a temporary spot. Also, do not plan on using this like many trolley tours as a shuttle device. This is a stay on board ride with only one stop at the North Bridge. I would have liked more quick photo stops. Give yourself time to go back and see the sights you drove by.

Thank GinMcG
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

If you're going to Lexington and Concord you must do this tour. It gives you the real history of April 19, 1775! A must do!

Thank Kathi N
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Because the trolley only runs every 1 1/2 hours, it's not possible to hop on and off to visit the various sites along the way. Because of this, it is not appropriate for children and may not be desirable for those who want a more active experience. Because the guide of the liberty ride is so informative, the tours afterwards at the historic houses can become somewhat repetitive. You should definitely start with the first ride at 10am to leave yourself enough time to visit the houses, have lunch, and also go to the Minuteman National Historic site in Concord. We took the 11:30 liberty ride and ran out of time later in the day. If I were to do it over again, I would save the money and skip the trolley and get the combo ticket (currently 12.50) for the three Lexington houses. If a walking tour from the Lexington visitor center is available, I would opt for that instead. I would also plan on spending more time at the Minuteman National Historic Site considering it is all free. In order to appreciate Lexington and Concord you do have to have some of the events of April 19 recounted to you one way or the other (either by a tour guide or through the films at the National Historic Site's two visitor centers or at the Hancock house in Lexington) otherwise the experience becomes pretty meaningless. To sum up, the liberty ride is best suited to those who want a good overview of both Lexington and Concord especially when you might not be visiting the individual sites, for those with more limited mobility, for history buffs, and for those planning on spending two days in the area. Lastly, although parking near the Lexington visitor center was included with the liberty ride, it was not obvious where to park. We parked on a side street and went inside the visitor center. After paying, we were given a ticket to hang on our mirror and were told to park in the church parking lot behind the visitor center. I did see a large public parking area which I think was the other parking option but the entrance near the visitor center was roped off and there was no sign.

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

The trolley tour was really helpful in knowing what sites I wanted to see on my own. It gives a great overview of the area as well as details of the events at the start of the Revolutionary War and the homes of the famous authors in Concord. I even learned about the man in Concord who first cultivated concord grapes but didn't patent his work and Mr. Welch came along and capitalized on it. After the trolley tour, I toured Buckman Tavern and the Hancock-Clarke house then headed to Minuteman National Park and walked some of the Battle Road and went on to Concord to get pictures of the authors' houses I saw on the tour.

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