Minute Man Visitor Center
From MassPike: Take I-95 Exit (exit 14) and follow above directions.
From Route 2: Follow Route 2 to I-95 North. Proceed north one exit to 30B. Follow directions above.
North Bridge Visitor Center: In Concord Center, take a right onto Monument St. Continue for approx. 1/2 a mile. Cross the River and take a left on Liberty St. The North Bridge Visitor Center is at the top of the hill on your left.
MBTA Commuter Rail: The Fitchburg Line from Boston's North Station stops at the Concord Depot on Thoreau Street. From the Depot, the North Bridge Unit is a 1.5-mile walk. MBTA Subway/Bus:Ride the MBTA Red Line subway to Alewife Station.From Alewife, take the 76 Bus to the Old Mass Ave & Marrett Road stop in Lexington.Ask the driver to point out the stop to you.NOTE: This bus runs Monday to Saturday but NOT ON SUNDAY. http://www.mbta.com
Interested in accessing the park from Boston and going on a wonderful one-way eight-mile hike? Take the MBTA Subway/Bus as described above, which drops you off by the Battle Road Trail.Walk a short distance west to the Minute Man Visitor Center. Continue on the Battle Road Trail to Meriam's Corner.Continue through Concord Center on the sidewalk to the North Bridge area.Walk back through Concord Center to the Depot and return via MBTA Commuter Rail.
The Liberty Ride, a guided bus tour of Lexington and Concord run by the Town of Lexington, makes stops throughout the park, including Minute Man Visitor Center, Hartwell Tavern, Meriam's Corner, North Bridge and several other locations.Tickets may be purchased on the bus.http://www.libertyride.us/libertyride.html
Did You Know?
The first monument at the North Bridge site was dedicated on July 4th, 1837. "The Concord Hymn," written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, was sung during the ceremony, and thus the phrase "the shot heard round the world" was linked with the North Bridge fight for the first time. Henry David Thoreau sang in the choir.