During your Lexington and Concord sightseeing bus trip, you’ll drive by significant historical sites, structures and landscapes. Reflect on the famous battle that started the Revolutionary War and the ideals that won the American people their freedom.
Minute Man National Park
Located within the towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord, Massachusetts, Minute Man National Park remembers the opening battles of the American Revolution through preserving, protecting and interpreting the history of this important location.
Battle Road Trail
Climb aboard your tour bus at the Minute Man Visitor Center and head for the Battle Road Trail. Stretching five miles, this restored colonial landscape not only allows you to explore the famous battle that took place in the spring of 1775, but also takes a look at how the Revolutionary War changed the lives of individuals who lived through the American Revolution.
Pass by the Hartwell Tavern, an authentic 18th century home reminiscent of how people lived after the outbreak of the American Revolution. The Hartwell Tavern was once a home to the Hartwell family, a prosperous farm and a tavern. Its prime location served as an important landmark among those coming and going from Boston. Both locals and travelers would stop by the Hartwell Tavern to talk about the latest news and other important issues.
Next you will see the Wayside: Home of the Authors. Over the course of this home’s history, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney each resided here with their families.
The Concord’s North Bridge
At Concord’s North Bridge you will get a closer look at where the famous “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired. Here the renowned Minute Man statue built by Daniel Chester French can be found. It is the perfect spot to reflect on the Revolutionary War.
Lexington Battle Green
Once known as Lexington Common, Lexington Battle Green is known to be the first site of action on April 19, 1775. Look out for H.H. Kitson’s Captain Parker Statue.
Read ahead. Having background knowledge about the American Revolution will help you to have a better understanding of the things you will be seeing during your tour.