Lexington Battle Green Tour

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  • Group Tour
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  • 1 hr

Guides in authentic Colonial dress will explain the events that occurred on this sacred ground over 200 years ago, at the very start of the American Revolution. Learn who Captain Parker was, and what role Buckman Tavern served on that fateful April morning. Discover the everyday people who stood up for what they believed in, and the historic events that shaped the future of the United States. Tours will begin in front of the Visitors Center, across the street from the Battle Green at 1875 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington.

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Stop At: Lexington Green

On the one hour tour, you will explore the many notable sites surrounding this National Historic Landmark. It is considered consecrated ground, both for the blood shed on it and for the Minutemen who are interred here. Some highlights include: The iconic Henry H. Kitson Minuteman Statue The Revolutionary War Monument, a granite obelisk erected in 1799, where the remains of seven militiamen killed in the battle are buried. Captain John Parker monument inscribed with: “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” The Old Belfry, which sounded the alarm on April 19, 1775, calling the militia to the common. The Old Burying Ground where Captain John Parker, ministers John Hancock and Jonas Clarke, and an unknown British soldier are buried.

Duration: 1 hour
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