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Address: Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02173
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+1 781-861-2758

Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the...

Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.

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Need to have a guide to reaaly understand what happened here and why

Nice place to sit and play frisbee. A lot of history is around you, but you really need someone to explain what you are seeing and why it is important. April is a great time to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to sit and play frisbee. A lot of history is around you, but you really need someone to explain what you are seeing and why it is important. April is a great time to visit as lots of reenactment activity is going on. Try to attend some of the 10th regiment practice sessions, especially April fools day!!

Thank Mark G
South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the "shot heard 'round the world'" started the American Revolution. It is an open green but so awesome to stand where it all began and where the British troops and American militia found in 1775.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lexington is well known for its rich history. Visiting Lexington Green is a part of that history. I love the area and it's a great attraction for couples and families alike. If you're a history buff like I am, then you will really find it fascinating. Lexington Green is located in the heart of Lexington, MA. It's just a walk... More 

Thank Jeanmarie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My family are reinactors and members of the Lexington minute Men. See us on Patriots Day! Usually on or around April 19th. Even if you can't make it in April go to the visitors center for information and historical interpretation.

Thank AnneCJD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is the place where the first battle of the American Revolution took place on April 19,1775 - the "Battle of Lexington." In this park you will see all the war memorials of the battle. The flag pole in the park where the American Flag is raise 24 Hours a day. One of the only few sites where the flag... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Very close to Lexington downtown. This little quiet green park is telling American history from very beginning. There is a tour guide as well...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It seems that every tine I go here ithere is some kind of activity. This time it was Colonial soldier reenactors marching, or parading. In addition there was a campsite set up with a fire, as it was very cold. A reenactor who was portraying Ebenezer Bowman manned the campsite. The level of detailed knowledge was very impressive and I... More 

Thank waiake1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Lexington Green was a spiritual place for me. As I was standing in front of the monument to the fallen I read the word inscribed which I felt soul deep. If anyone wants to understand where we've come from as a country please go read these words. Best place to visit if you're 2 or 92.

Thank Carlene L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Even with the cars driving around, it seemed very quiet and peaceful. You get chills just thinking about the events that happened here. Enjoy the beauty of the area and pay your respects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

There isn't a whole lot to see here other than some plaques and statues. Many of the buildings near the green that were around in the 18th century burned down. It's more about sitting there peacefully and trying to imagine the colonial militia anxiously awaiting the arrival of the British on that April morning before dawn....

Thank SueMPA

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