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“Seen After Concord”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lexington Green

Lexington Green
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Historical Day Trip from Boston in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
Wilton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 778 helpful votes
“Seen After Concord”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I was surprised to see that even though this was truly the starting point of the first battle there is far less information noted than in Concord. We walked around the green and read the signs, viewed the statues and had a generally good time. I'm including both the Concord Minute Man Statue picture with the Lexington monument for comparison and complimentary viewing. The Concord park doesn't really illuminate the statue there. We spent two full days between the two towns, driving the battle road and imaging the needling attacks on the British as they tried to get back to Boston. Great historical area.

Visited May 2014
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Middletown, Connecticut
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“Looks like an ordinary New England town green”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Without reading the history books, it is hard to visualize the world shaking events that happened here.

Visited April 2014
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Massachusetts
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“Patriots Day celebrating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We dragged (almost literally) our teenage girls. We arrived at 4am which I recommend of you want to be in front. When you get there free parking across front the church née the green. To get the best view walk to the right side of the back of Backmans Tavern. At the end of it all the kids enjoyed it.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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“Lexington Green”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The town regards the Green as quasi-sacred and students can no longer play frisbee there or do much of anything casual. The Green, of course, was the site of the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775, which touched off the American Revolution. The best, but most crowded time to see the Green, is at the re-enactment of the Battle, this year on April 21. For a less crowded experience try to catch some of the Battle practice times when colonists and Redcoats face off in preparation for the main event.

There is an historic Inn nearby where the Minutemen waited for the British to arrive and a Visitors Center with a diorama of the Battle

Visited April 2014
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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“Lots to see within a short walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The revolutionary war memorial erected in 1799 occupies the high ground on Lexington Green, while Buckman's Tavern and the Hancock-Clark house are close by and operated by the historic society. The visitors center just behind Buckman's tavern has a lot of information on the history of the site. There is public restrooms in the visitor center, and a short walk to Lexington center gives you lots of choices for food. The re-enactment of the battle of April 19,1775 which takes place every year on Patriots day is a real treat bringing history to life. Parking around the Green is possible but limited, however there is usually plenty of parking in the lot just behind Depot square.
If you like bike trips take the Minutemen bikeway which runs right along the parking lot, and runs from Bedford to Cambridge. and get off the trail at the backdoor of the visitors center right on the bikeway.

Visited April 2014
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