Directions & Transportation

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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Minute Man Visitor Center

210 North Great Road, Lincoln MA 01773

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GPS for Minute Man Visitor Center Parking Lot is: 42.448798, -71.273326
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.
From I-95: Take exit 46B. You will be on Route 2A west. The park is 1-mile west off ramp.

From MassPike: Take I-95 Exit (exit 123) and follow above directions.

From Route 2: Follow Route 2 to I-95 North. Proceed north one exit to 46B. Follow directions above.
 

North Bridge Visitor Center

174 Liberty St. Concord, MA 01742
GPS for North Bridge Visitor Center Parking Lot is: 42.471226, -71.353360
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.
 

Public Transportation

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 Concord: Bicycle rentals area available at the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street. See https://visitconcord.org/visit/concord-bike-share/ for more information

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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Parking Lots At Minute Man National Historical Park

Parking Lot

Brooks Hill parking lot

  • 14 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 42.453132, -71.307942
This parking lot is approximately 1 mile west of Hartwell Tavern on Rt 2A. Access to the Battle Road Trail

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
14
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Fiske Hill/Old Mass Ave

  • 22 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 42.447426, -71.263899
This parking lot is just off of Rt. 2A in Lexington near the eastern trailhead of the Battle Road Trail

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
22
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Fiske Hill/Wood Street parking lot

  • 10 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 42.44811, -71.25654
This parking lot sits at the eastern trailhead of the Battle Road Trail at the corner of Old Mass Ave and Wood Street, Lexington.

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
10
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Hartwell Tavern parking lot

  • 95 total spaces
  • 3 oversized spaces
  • 42.451185, -71.292224
This parking lot is on Rt 2A approximately 1 mile east of Minute Man Visitor Center. Access to Hartwell Tavern, William Smith House and Battle Road Trail

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
4
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
4
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
95
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
3

Parking Lot

Meriam's Corner parking lot

  • 21 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 42.458533, -71.321945
This parking lot is on Lexington Road in Concord, at the western trailhead of the Battle Road Trail

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
21
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Minute Man Visitor Center parking lot

  • 28 total spaces
  • 12 oversized spaces
  • 42.44928845900881, -71.27270336404897
This is the main visitor parking lot for Minute Man Visitor Center off of Rt. 2A in Lincoln MA, less than one mile from the I-95/128 exit 30B. Here you can access the Battle Road Trail.

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
3
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
28
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
12

Parking Lot

North Bridge Visitor Center parking lot

  • 44 total spaces
  • 5 oversized spaces
  • 42.472213, -71.353064
This parking lot is located on Liberty St. near North Bridge Visitor Center. From there it is a 5 minute/quarter mile walk to the North Bridge.

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
3
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
44
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
5

Parking Lot

North Bridge/Monument Street parking lot

  • 58 total spaces
  • 4 oversized spaces
  • 42.468715, -71.348257
This is the parking lot, on Monument Street, Concord, that is closest to the North Bridge

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
3
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
58
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
4

Parking Lot

Paul Revere Capture Site parking lot

  • 25 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 42.448986, -71.278506
This parking lot is a short distance west of Minute Man Visitor Center, on Rt 2A. Here you can access the Battle Road Trail and Paul Revere Capture Site

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
25
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

The Wayside parking lot

  • 22 total spaces
  • 2 oversized spaces
  • 42.45781, -71.333119
This is the parking lot for The Wayside, on Lexington Road, Concord.

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
1
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
22
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
2

Last updated: September 22, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

North Bridge / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord , MA 01742

Phone:

978 369-6993

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