Minute Man National Historical Park

The first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired on April 19, 1775, at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. The five-mile road from there to Lexington was home to many of the earliest battles of the war against the British troops. Those sites are commemorated at Minute Man National Historical Park, which was established by U.S. Congress on September 21, 1959. This park also contains the Wayside Home, where authors Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney lived. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Minute Man National Historical Park

Start your visit to Minute Man National Historical Park at the North Bridge Visitor Center and watch an eight-minute documentary to understand more about the events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. Then, join park rangers on many of their guided tours to important sites during the war, including North Bridge, Parker’s Revenge, and Bloody Angle. Finish your visit with a tour of the Wayside Home. 

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How To Get To Minute Man National Historical Park

To get to the North Bridge Visitor Center at Minute Man National Historical Park from Boston, start by going north on Interstate 93. Exit on Massachusetts 16 West. This road takes some turns, so be sure to stay on it. Then, merge onto Massachusetts 2 West, which is also the Concord Turnpike in places. Take Exit 125 to Massachusetts 2A East. Stay left at the fork to get on the Cambridge Turnpike. Make a slight left to get on Lexington Road. This will put you on Massachusetts 62 East, which becomes Monument Square. Turn right on Monument Street and left on Liberty Street to arrive at the visitor center. 


North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St., Concord, Massachusetts 01742

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Minute Man National Historical Park includes many sites in Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln, so the best way to explore it is an RV. You will not want to miss any of the sites in this area where the American Revolutionary War started. If you do not have an RV, then rent one from RVshare.