What to do and see in Lexington, Massachusetts: The Best Places and Tips

Before the morning mist had broken at dawn on April 19, 1775, shots rang out over Lexington, Massachusetts, signaling the beginning of the American Revolution. More than two centuries later, the town boasts a proud patriotic heritage, reenacting the Battle of Lexington and Concord and Paul Revere's Ride every April. Walk in the footsteps of the early patriots at the Battle Green and Minute Man National Historical Park, visit Lexington's three historic houses or take a Liberty Ride trolley tour.

1. Lexington Green

Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4403 Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Battlefields More
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4.5 based on 343 reviews

Lexington Green

Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.

Reviewed By Gary D

Good to Visualize Where The Fight for our Nation Began

First go to the visitor center just to the east of Buckham Tavern site. Find out if they are running the free tours on the Green. If so, latch onto one. The guide for our tour was knowledgeable, experienced and interested in what and how he was presenting

2. Buckman Tavern

1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4339 Sights & Landmarks, Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites More
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4.5 based on 212 reviews

Buckman Tavern

This Historic Tavern is one of the few colonial era buildings still standing around the Battle Green and was used by the Lexington Militia on April 19th, 1775 as a gathering place. It is now a Museum with self-guided audio tours.

Reviewed By tinaNtravel - San Jose, CaliforniaSan Jose, California

Interesting part of history

Nicely preserved part of history. You pay to enter and get an audio device that explains what you are seeing and other historical information. On the second floor is an explanation of how the news of the British coming spread with comparisons to social me

3. Wilson Farm

10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421-6042 Sights & Landmarks, Farms
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Wilson Farm

Reviewed By PurdueTraveler93 - Lexington, MassachusettsLexington, Massachusetts

Beautiful presentation and fast check out

Whenever I visit Wilson Farm, I am partial to the cheese and fresh fruits and vegetables. I'm never disappointed and their presentation is beautiful. On top of that, even when they are very busy, I have never had to wait long in line to check out. It's on

4. Hancock-Clarke House

36 Hancock St, Lexington, MA 02420-3432 Museums, Sights & Landmarks, History Museums, Historic Sites More
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Hancock-Clarke House

The home of Lexington's first two ministers and the location where John Hancock and Sam Adams were staying on April 18, 1775. Paul Revere stopped here on his famous "Midnight Ride" to warn Hancock and Adams that British troops had left Boston.

Reviewed By KWindham - VinemontVinemont

senior HS trip

the actual house where John Hancock and Samuel Adams were when they were warned that the British were coming. A definite must if you are close along with Munroe Tavern and Buckman Tavern. You are definitely standing in the footsteps of American history

5. Lexington Visitors Center

1875 Massachusetts Ave, Inside Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, MA 02420-4807 Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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Lexington Visitors Center

Your one-stop-shop for information about the town, its Colonial history, and the surrounding area. Diorama of the Battle of Lexington Free Battle Green Walking Tours Dozens of book titles, specializing in history and Colonial New England Lexington-themed apparel Custom & unique Lexington gift items Public restrooms Water and soda available for purchase Located across the street from the Minuteman Statue and the Battle Green and right beside the Minuteman Bikeway

Reviewed By Yodeler - Steyr, AustriaSteyr, Austria

Pick up a brochure...otherwise do not bother

Kinda expected more than just a nod from the attendant after we stated we were exploring what to do in the are for the day when all we got was a reply that "brochures were in the rack." Oddest unfriendly visitor center I have visited.Not worth the visit.T

6. Munroe Tavern

1332 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-3809 Museums, Sights & Landmarks, History Museums, Historic Sites More
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Munroe Tavern

Munroe Tavern was built in 1735 and temporarily served as a field hospital for the British Army on their retreat back to Boston from Concord on April 19, 1775. Later in 1789, George Washington paid a visit to the Tavern and dined in one of the rooms.

Reviewed By monpah - Poughkeepsie, New YorkPoughkeepsie, New York

Toured Battle Road

Joined a tour of this historic Tavern with an 18th century costumed docent on Saturday, May 27th. He was very well informed & enjoyable. We enjoyed visiting this site. Tour lasted about 30 minutes.

7. National Heritage Museum

33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421-5703 Museums, History Museums
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National Heritage Museum

The National Heritage Museum is an American history museum founded and supported by 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America.

Reviewed By FredfromCambridge - Cambridge, MassachusettsCambridge, Massachusetts

Delightful museum of Americana

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum used to be called the Museum of our National Heritage, and that former name reflects its purpose better than the new one. The museum specializes in small, well-curated exhibits of Americana--toys, the changing world of wom

8. Wagon Wheel

927 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421-8001 Nature & Parks, Gardens
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Wagon Wheel

Reviewed By FamilyHauler2015 - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

Sandwiches at the Deli

This place makes the best Italian subs. The sicilian with hots is my all-time favorite. Great quality meat and super fresh bread. Recently tried Ragin' Cajun sub and it is far most the spiciest turkey sandwich that I have ever tried. You can call ahead of

9. Lexington belfry

Clarke Street, Lexington, MA 02421 Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Lexington belfry

Reviewed By dese2 - Auburn, New YorkAuburn, New York

Added attraction near the Battle Green

This bell tower, belfry, is restored and not the original. Even though it has been restored it still isn't in good shape. However, its significance can't be ignored.The belfry is up an incline and the path is not well developed so climb with care. The pat

1963 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02421-4802 Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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Reviewed By dvalella - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

A Gem of a Gallery

Gallery Twist is a wonderful gallery based in the home of John and Gillian Ross. They have a variety of artwork displayed throughout there living space in a beautifully restored historic home, located near the battle green in Lexington. They rotate in new

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