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Minute Man National Historical Park

  • 250 North Great Rd. (Hwy. 2A) Map It
  • Lexington
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/14/2016

Fodor's Review

West of Lexington's center stretches this 1,000-acre, three-parcel park that also extends into nearby Lincoln and Concord. Begin your park visit at Lincoln's Minute Man Visitor Center to see its free multimedia presentation, "The Road to Revolution," a captivating introduction to the events of April 1775. Then, continuing along Highway 2A toward Concord, you pass the point where Revere's midnight ride ended with his capture by the British; it's marked with a boulder and plaque, as well as an enclosure where rangers sometimes give educational presentations. You can also visit the 1732 Hartwell Tavern, a restored drover's (driver's) tavern staffed by park employees in period costume; they frequently demonstrate musket firing or open-hearth cooking, and children are likely to enjoy the reproduction Colonial toys.

Sight Information

Address:

250 North Great Rd. (Hwy. 2A), ¼ mile west of Hwy. 128, Lexington, Massachusetts, 01773, USA

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Phone:

978-369–6993

Website: www.nps.gov/mima

Sight Details:

  • Minute Man National Historical Park daily, sunrise–sunset. Hartwell Tavern Wed.–Sun., June 21–Aug. 16, and Mon. and Sat., Aug.–Oct., 9:30–5:30, but changes may occur

Published 07/14/2016

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