We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Bridge

174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705
+1 978-369-6993
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Historical Day Trip from Boston in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
More Info
and up
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The "shot heard round the world," which signaled the start of the Revolutionary War, was fired from this spot.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
174 Liberty Street, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705
+1 978-369-6993
Write a Review
Reviews (518)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 505 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Serene and lovely in spite of the bloody battle that took place there. Steeped in our history. Guests from the South suitably impressed.

Thank Judith C
Reviewed yesterday

The bridge, monument, and visitors' center were well done. The visitors' center needs exterior maintenance, but the interior displays were very well done. This is where the American Revolution started.

Thank Ronald A T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This area, including the replicated bridge, has not been overbuilt in order to tell its story. Placards with information are available, and there are tours that provide knowledge and context. Even those who know the history of the American Revolution will learn something. The whole...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed our visit and we were able to listen to most of a presentation by a very passionate Park Ranger sharing the story of what happened as well as the bigger meaning behind the events of that April morning. Park and surrounding area were well...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This bridge represents the Minuteman's defiance in standing up for their liberty and freedom. There is a great short film at the visitors center which I recommend (8 minutes). Walked down to the bridge and see where the Minutemen turned the tide of battle on...More

Thank snnrwd64
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is so full of history that nobody can remain intact, but even if this happen and you truly hate history, this place is still worth a visit. Simple wooden bridge fits to the surrounding nature like it was even not created by a...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would say to make sure you stay for the rangers talk. Their is plenty of history that people forget from our school days. It's a great place to walk around and take lots of pictures.

Thank cathymur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk and rediscover history. Good for children who may be learning about the American Revolution in school. In the early morning it is quiet and most enjoyable

Thank Moonstone07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was cool to see where the first British blood was shed but the rest was just OK. Parking for the visitor center was crazy. Had to sit and wait for something to open up.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth the short walk to step into history and be in the actual spot that the Revolutionary War began. Two monuments on either side of the bridge. Ranger talks happen at the bridge durning the day. Beautiful setting as well. Tip, visit the Lexington...More

Thank Mark K
Nearby Restaurants
80 Thoreau
352 reviews
1.49 km away
Main Streets Market & Cafe
403 reviews
1.00 km away
The Concord Cheese Shop
157 reviews
1.09 km away
The Colonial Inn
447 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Minute Man National Historical Park
563 reviews
.27 km away
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
245 reviews
.82 km away
Concord Museum
192 reviews
1.43 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mavis C
14 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 332pjp | Reviewed this property |
Google maps says it's 1.4 miles or 28 minutes by foot, or 4 minutes by car. Either way, it's a pleasant journey along residential streets and through Concord Center.