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“American pride at its finest”

Minute Man National Historical Park
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Boston Shore Excursion: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The more than 900 acres of this national park run along the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord.
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The best thing about the park is its preservation and restoration of historic buildings and landscapes. These bucolic scenes would be precious even without the ties to Revolution and many prominent people of Massachusetts history. Needless to say, anyone with a penchant for early American or military history will be in heaven.

Thank geologue
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The movie was Disney-like. It had a patriot explaining the British march from Boston to Lexington, and then Concord, the battle at Concord, and the British retreat back to Boston. It had a large wall map showing the distance from Boston to Concord, and white and red lights depicted the colonials picking off the British as he spoke. It looked like a slug being attached by ants all along the way, as more patriots from nearby towns received the word to come to arms against the British. There are several displays with more reading material and stories about the battle in the lobby and park rangers to answer questions. The visitors center is surrounded by the very fields and stone walls that the colonials used for cover during the battle. There are also many walking trails and monuments if you have time.

Thank Thekansaspyet
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Visitors center was great. Staff well educated and informative. Interactive movie/map (aprox 20 min long) helped explain the historical significance of the area during 1775, and tied in a lot of events/places that seem disparate when visited separately. Kids will appreciate the film and understand the places they are visiting if they see it first.

Loved stopping along the way and appreciative of the "battlefield route" path that is approx. 5 miles long and runs through the park. If i was feeling better we would have walked the whole distance.

Having visited other historic national parks, I think they do a great job with the material they need to present.

Thank RonaBu
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We visited on the Saturday before Patriots Day when the were all kinds of events going on. It was a great day and we were very surprised that more people weren't at the park.

The park, like most National Parks, is great and is surrounded by other historical sites in the local towns. The park is split between Concord and Lexington about 15 minutes apart. There are visitor centers located at both with Park Rangers staffing them, restrooms, and gift shops.

The visitor's center in Concord at the north bridge has a nice map showing the battle. I also liked their gift shop better. The grounds have several overlooks of the bridge. There is also the famous minute man statute and the grave of some British soldiers killed during the battle. There were militia members there drilling for the holiday and we saw some red coats march through in formation as well.

The visitor's center in Lexington was larger with a very nice 20 minute multimedia presentation. There were picnic tables as well. From here you can walk into the Battle Road to other important sites or there are smaller parking lots where you can get out to visit them. Our 5 year old son did the Junior Ranger program at the park. They have different programs depending on the child's age. The program he did was perfect for his age and he received. New badge for his Junior Ranger vest once it was completed. I highly recommend the Junior ranger program in all National Parks.

The towns of Lexington and Concord also have their own sites and museums. We saw an amazing presentation by the 3rd US Infantry on the Battle Green in Lexington. Everyone was nice and more then happy to give advice. We will be many return trips to Minute Man.

Thank AWandering1
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The North Bridge, Manse, and Minute Man statue have great historical significance that is forgotten by many of us. This is where the revolution began, yet so many people do not remember. Almost 240 years ago, Colonial Americans took arms against the British! Today, we enjoy the benefits of that rebellion. This is a must see!!

Thank Fred S
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