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Address: Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02173
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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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The Actual Location of the Opening Shot!

This is probably one of the most important spot in the most important events in our history. To actually be where the opening shot to place that led to the American Revolutionary... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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This is probably one of the most important spot in the most important events in our history. To actually be where the opening shot to place that led to the American Revolutionary War is unforgettable. We stopped here on a great tour of the area and it was very memorable. It's a must stop!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful time and well kept. Definitely worth the visit. Loved the tavern tour. Guide very knowledgeable

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to Lexington after spending a day in Boston. While there, we met a gentleman named George who was dressed like a minuteman. He asked if we wanted a tour of the green - little did we know that George has written several books about the first shot of the Revolutionary War. He walked us to the spot where... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see except for the historic aspects which are noted with plaques and statues. Come to soak it in!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lexington Battle Green is a humble piece of grass with a huge significance in American history. It is where the first skirmish of the American Revolutionary War occurred in 1775. It reminds me of the simplicity of the NPS grounds in Gettysburg PA.

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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps the fact that this historic site is surrounded by a very busy downtown Lexington detracts a bit from the experience we expected. We checked into the visitor center on the site and found no one was in. We viewed a few items from the era in the center and then walked the entire green. There were no guides or... More 

Thank Gumgrove
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lexington Battlegreen is so important to the history of the American Revolution that it is definitely worth visiting. It is free and is especially interesting when there are tour guides in costume available to give a brief tour. The view of the Battlegreen with the Minuteman Statue out in front is very picturesque and iconic!

Thank strathspey
Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Worth a visit to soak in history, especially after a visit to Buckman tavern etc. Not worth a trip on its own.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 28 January 2017

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.

Thank carolinacouple_10

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