Minute Man National Historic Park is a linear park of 1038 acres with four separate “units”, or areas of historical interest, across three different towns. There are several ways to access Minute Man National Historical Park. Follow the links below for specific directions and maps related to both the Minute Man Visitors Center on the historic Battle Road, and the North Bridge Visitors Center in Concord.
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From Boston's Logan Airport: Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Follow the Pike west to I-95 North. Follow I-95 North to Exit 46B. You will be on Route 2A west. The Minute Man Visitor Center is located 1-mile west of I-95.
North Bridge: Follow directions above. Continue on Rt 2A. for approx. 2.5 miles. Bear right onto Lexington Road. Continue for approx. 3 miles to Concord Center. Take a right onto Monument St. Parking for North Bridge is 0.5 miles on the right.
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. See the MBTA website for schedule, pricing, and more information at http://www.mbta.com. From the Depot, the North Bridge Unit is a 1.5-mile walk. Bicycle rentals are available at the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street. See https://visitconcord.org/visit/concord-bike-share/ for more information. Arrive to the park by trolley! The Concord Trolley is free and makes frequent stops throughout Concord, including Meriam’s Corner, the North Bridge, and the Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge Visitor Center. For more information about the Concord Trolley, schedule, and map, see https://visitconcord.org/visit/trolley/.
Interested in accessing the park from Boston and going on a wonderful one-way eight-mile hike or bike ride? Ride the MBTA Red Line subway to Alewife Station. From Alewife, rent a Blue Bike or take the 76 Bus to the Old Mass Ave & Marrett Road stop in Lexington. If traveling by bus, 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. Walk or bike 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 or bike back through Concord Center to the Depot and return via MBTA Commuter Rail.
Arriving by bike:
Note: Please read the Bike the Battle Road Trail page policies and precautions before heading out for your visit to Minute Man National Historical Park.
From Arlington: Take a 1.6 mile bike ride from the Minuteman Bikeway to the Batte Road Trailhead. The Minuteman Bikeway is a paved multi-modal path from Alewife Station to Bedford. The following instructions are for a direct path from the bikeway in Arlington into the park: Head southwest on Meriam St. toward Massachusetts Ave. Turn right onto Massachusetts Ave. Turn left to stay on Massachusetts Ave. Turn right onto Wood St. Turn left onto Old Massachusetts Ave. After passing the parking lot, turn right onto the Battle Rd Trail. Click here to view these instructions in Google Maps. Bike rentals are available in Lexington and Alewife.
From Bedford: From the Deport Park in Bedford, which is also the end of the Minuteman Bikeway or point 14 on the map, you can continue for 4.4 miles along a dirt path called the Reformatory Trail. The Reformatory Trail leads to just feet from the trailhead of the North Bridge Trail. Follow these instructions or click on this link for the directions in Google Maps: Head northwest on Minuteman Commuter Bikeway toward South Rd. Turn right onto South Rd. Turn left onto Railroad Ave. Turn left onto Reformatory Branch Trail. In just over 1.5 miles, turn left to stay on Reformatory Branch Trail. In around 2 miles, turn left to continue on Reformatory Branch Trail. Turn right onto Monument St. The North Bridge trail is just ahead on the left.
Military Personnel: The Hanscom Outdoor Recreation Center rents bikes, e-bikes, and helmets to authorized patrons. Authorized patrons include Active Duty Military, Reserves, Retirees, DoD Cardholders, and families. The Outdoor Recreation Center is located at Bldg. 1530, Hanscom AFB 01731. For pricing, contact information, and other details, go to Outdoor Recreation Center | 66th Force Support Squadron (hanscomfss.com).
Park Maps and Brochures
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