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“Walking through the start of the revolution”

Minute Man National Historical Park
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US$54.00*
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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 27 May 2014

We spent two days between Concord and Lexington, beginning in Concord. The visitor center, as often noted in TA reviews had a very thorough, utilizing an excellent presentation piece. The multimedia nature keeps you actively involved in the action and movements of the day. There are great walking trails throughout and the North bridge and Minute Man statue (own reviews) are a great testament to the power of a determined people to maintain their freedoms and become truly free.

Thank ruthandvern
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

My daughter & I visited Boston for our first time. We had no car but we wanted to visit both Lexington & surrounding areas because we both love American history. Based on the TripAdvisor reviews, we made sure to visit the Minute Man National Park Visitors Center.

This is a hidden gem that seems so underrated. They offer wonderful displays throughout the center. The Park Ranger was so informative and extremely proud of America's fight for freedom. There is a free movie not to miss that is very well done, narrating the details of those very first days of the American Revolution.

Because it was the middle of May (Friday), our only option at the time to get there from Boston was to use the MBTA subway and bus (commuter rail was temporarily closed). It was very unclear how to get to the visitors center once we exited from the bus. There were no signs anywhere. Plus it was raining. Thank goodness for cellphones and Google Maps! I would think that the government bodies and the transportation authorities could put their heads together to promote this park a bit better and make it easier by offering direct transportation to it. For goodness sakes, it's a National Park which holds the history of the first battles of the American Revolution!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Watch the video at the visitor center! It is very well done and highly informative. The visitor's center is a great starting point for the Battle Road journey.

1  Thank troutfishe
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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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