Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord

4.7
#1 of 8 in Parks in Concord
Walk the route of the battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening battle in the Revolutionary War, when you visit Minute Man National Historical Park. Walk along Concord's North Bridge, where militiamen fired back at British troops for the first time, known as "the shot heard round the world." Look at the Minute Man Statue of 1875 and the Obelisk Monument, believed to be the country’s first memorial to casualties of war. You can walk the 8 km (5 mi) Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, where British troops and Colonial militia fought, and see a monument at the site where Paul Revere was captured during his famed midnight ride. Visit Hartwell Tavern, a restored 18th-century inn, for history programs that are presented during certain months. The park also holds The Wayside, a home where the famous authors Amos Bronson Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney once lived. Make Minute Man National Historical Park part of your personalized Concord itinerary using our Concord trip maker site .
Create an itinerary including Minute Man National Historical Park
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Minute Man National Historical Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
692 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We got there after the visitor center had closed, so we just walked a bit and read the information. It was worth the stop.  more »
  • The park, visitor center, and trail are accessible via car. The details of the British traveling along this corridor to secure the Colonials' ammunition, their retreat along this route, the travel and...  more »
Google
  • If you're into history, this is a must. Immerse yourself in Colonial history. See the site where the Paul Revere was captured by the British. Walk the trails of the founders. Several times a year you have the opportunity to watch a colonial battle reenactment. There is also the Wayside, a colonial home where several prominent authors such as Hawthorne and Alcott lived.
  • Concord, So Very Historical.. Beautiful old period houses and very old cemeteries. Stroll over the Concord Bridge and take in the scenery. You can feel the historical vibe of the city as walk around. Concord and Lexington are a must visit on your bucket list. I am fortunate to live close to this landmark.

Plan your trip to Concord

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Concord

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Concord

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Concord

4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Concord

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in Concord

4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Museums in Concord

4.1
Duration: 30​min