Lexington Green
Lexington Green
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Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI910 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We made a short stop early one weekday morning in mid-September to see the Minuteman statue. We parked along the Lexington Green, walked through the various sites...Revolutionary War Monument...Battle Flag Memorial. Then went across the street to see the Minute Man Memorial and Buckman Tavern. A nice stop.
Written 28 October 2023
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texazcharlie
McKinney, TX89 contributions
Jul 2023
We toured the Green through the Lexington Visitor's Center. We had learned about the historical background during our Liberty Ride earlier in the day. This tour went more in-depth. Our guide was Allen. He is not super interactive, but he has a wealth of knowledge. The climb up rocks at the end to see the old (relocated) belltower was OK, but not for everyone.
Written 11 July 2023
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Zespy
Chandler, TX236 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We hired a private guide to take us here. He was a wealth of knowledge. It’s beautiful and well maintained. Lots of signage describing events that took place there.
Written 9 June 2023
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY1,920 contributions
Oct 2022
I came out here on a beautiful fall day to visit the sights. I took the train and bus out from Boston and got here early before the Visitors Center opened for my trolley tour. Got a nice chance for a leisurely walk around the Green where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. They have the Minuteman statue along with a couple of other signs and monuments as you walk around the green.
Written 6 November 2022
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osnoopy13
Lilburn, GA282 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
While visiting Boston MA area, we drove out to see Lexington Green Park. It’s the site of one of our nation’s most famous military events of the US revolution. We visited the visitors center and watched the video film on the event. Took pictures of the famous minuteman memorial. While in the area it is not something you would want to miss. Thank you National park service.
Written 31 October 2022
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX443 contributions
Sep 2022
Just west of Lexington's downtown the road splits at the famous Minuteman statue, marking the eastern corner of Lexington Green (or as some references call it, Battle Green). The green is a large triangular grassy common, and it is free to visit. There are explanatory signs right behind the Minuteman statue. A few stone monuments are placed about the edges of the green, marking important spots pertinent to the events of 1775.
While it seems that guided tours are offered from the Lexington visitors center, (across the street to the east), we found walking the green on our own to be an absorbing and interesting experience. Especially impressive was the large stone up toward the northern corner which marked where the line of militiamen stood as they faced the British regulars approaching from the east (from Boston).
We visited fairly late in the day, around 5 pm, and were able to park for free right on the street by the crosswalk in front of the Buckman Tavern. (There is also a large municipal parking lot over on the east side of the visitors center.) The visitors center itself was closed by then, but we were happy just to quietly walk the green ourselves and absorb the history of the place, stopping only at one point to retrieve our jackets from the car against the brisk and chilly afternoon wind.
After visiting the green, we picked up a postcard at the Buckman Tavern and then walked toward the USS Lexington memorial (located to the left of the visitors center as you approach from the green), which has engraved stones remembering each of the many ships of the US Navy named Lexington.
Overall, this reviewer was glad to find Lexington Green to be a dignified, and almost understated, memorial to an important event in American history.
Written 22 October 2022
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ChrisInWaltham
Waltham, MA9 contributions
Apr 2022
The Minuteman is anonymous, but has been ret-conned by some to represent Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington colonial militia. Lexington Green anchors the town center, many nearby historical landmarks and the lively main street named Massachusetts Avenue.
Written 3 May 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,190 contributions
Apr 2022
I visited Lexington Green three times doing my trip to Massachusetts in April 2022. It is a very historical place and very interesting. There is a lot to see while you walk around Lexington Green. The new Visitors Center, the Buckman Tavern, the statue of Jon Parker, the Belfry, churches, monuments, historic markets, the large American flag which flies 24 x 7 by order of the US Congress. You can get a brochure on a self-guided walking tour at the visitors center. Lexington is a really nice place and I enjoyed my visit. You can park your car for free near the Buckman Tavern for two hours or you can put money in a parking meter and park in town.
Written 2 May 2022
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Brita S
Aberdeen, NJ135 contributions
Apr 2022
We stopped here while driving through and had no idea we were going to get a history lesson! Great place to see if you are interested in history. Map of the place available at the visitor center.
Little down town is also pleasant for a stroll and a coffee.
Written 21 April 2022
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Scott S
Lancaster, PA, United States206 contributions
Jul 2021
Unfortunately, we arrived in Lexington when the Visitor's Center had closed. We didn't find a self-guided tour or anything like that. The battlefield was not very well interpreted as far as we could see. I know that it's in the middle of a modern town but it could have been done better. Four stars for the location; two stars for its interpretation.
Written 20 October 2021
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