Lexington (Massachusetts)

Lexington is a northwestern suburb of Boston in Massachusetts.

Lexington's famous Minute Man Statue, located on the town's historic Battle Green.

Understand

The Birthplace of American Liberty, the Lexington Green is where the first shot of the American Revolution was fired and the first blood shed. Old cemeteries bear the names and dates of colonial families and many of the colonial houses have been preserved.

Get in

By plane

  • Worcester Regional Airport, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • T. F. Green Airport, Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Manchester Airport, Manchester, New Hampshire

By train

By car

By bus

By bike

Get around

See

Buckman Tavern.
  • The Buckman Tavern, 1 Bedford Street, . Daily 10AM-4PM, mid Apr-Oct. Built around 1710, is the only building still on the Green that was there during the Battle of Lexington. The Minutemen gathered here to await word of British troop movements, and they brought their wounded here after the conflict.
  • Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock Street, . Daily May-Oct. This is where Samuel Adams and John Hancock were staying when Paul Revere arrived. They fled to nearby Woburn. The 1698 house, furnished in colonial style, contains Lexington Historical Society's museum.
  • Munroe Tavern, 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, . Daily May-Oct. Taken by the British to use as a headquarters and hospital this 1690 building has period furniture. Gardens are historically accurate.

Do

  • Battle Green Guides, Phone: +1 339-223-5623. Tours available from spring through fall to give visitors a free historic tour of the Battle Green and Old Burying Ground. Private tours $50.
  • Liberty Ride, Phone: +1 781 862-0500, ext. 702, , a 90-minute tour along the historic Battle Road with a costumed guide who recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture. Operates from October 15 to May 27 and has departures at 10:30AM, 12 Noon, 1:30PM, and 3PM. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students (5-17). Free for children under 5.

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Drink

Lexington is living up to its Puritan roots in the nightlife category. There are no dedicated bars to speak of, although many restaurants serve alcohol.

Sleep

Go next

For more history its neighboring Concord or Boston. North Shore towns have the closest beaches. The White Mountains are great for hiking, fall foliage viewing or skiing.

Routes through Lexington

Peabody Burlington  N  S  Waltham Weston
Concord Lincoln  W  E  Arlington/Belmont Boston


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