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Concord's North Bridge, the site of “the shot heard ‘round the world.” This beautifully restored 19th century commemorative landscape, featuring the famous Minute Man statue by Daniel Chester French, is a perfect place to reflect upon this hallowed ground.
-GPS for North Bridge and Minute Man Statue Parking Lot is 280 Monument St. Concord MA 01742 or 42.469196, -71.348334



North Bridge Visitor Center (174 Liberty St. Concord MA.) is located in a brick mansion built in 1911 by descendents of the Buttrick family (Major John Buttrick was the colonial officer who first ordered his militia to fire upon British soldiers.). The North Bridge Visitor Center features a short video about the North Bridge fight, a bookstore and exhibits.
North Bridge Visitor Center will reopen May 18, 2024.

Among the exhibits in the park is a brass cannon, dubbed "The Hancock" in celebration of its storied past. In 1775, this cannon, recently smuggled out of Boston, was one of four brass cannons hidden in Concord and its recovery was one of General Gage's chief motives when he sent British troops to Concord on April 19, 1775. It is on display courtesy of the Bunker Hill Monument Association.
-GPS for North Bridge Visitor Center Parking Lot is 174 Liberty St. Concord MA 01742 or 42.471226, -71.353360



Minute Man Visitor Center is located near the eastern entrance of the park just off I-95 (exit 46B) on Rt 2A. The visitor center exhibits include a forty-foot mural that portrays the fighting between Colonists and British Regulars. Park Rangers are on duty to answer questions. Minute Man Visitor Center will reopen May 22, 2024. It will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from May 22 until June 30.

GPS for Minute Man Visitor Center is 210 North Great Road, Lincoln MA 01773



Explore the Battle Road Trail. This five mile trail connects historic sites from Meriam’s Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. The main theme of the trail is the Battle of April 19, 1775, that launched the American Revolution. Much of the trail follows original remnants of the Battle Road; other sections leave the historic road to follow the route of the Minute Men, traversing farming fields, wetlands, and forests.

The trail is accessible by several parking areas along Route 2A and Lexington Road. You can pick up a park map at the visitor centers.



Hartwell Tavern was a well-known stop for travelers on the Bay Road in Lincoln. On April 19, 1775 the British column passed by here on their way to Concord and again during their fighting retreat to Boston in the afternoon. Three of the Hartwell sons, including John and Isaac who lived here, fought as minute men.
Hartwell Tavern will reopen for a Special Event on June 1. Then again from Thursday-Saturday starting June 6, 2024.

Parking For Hartwell Tavern is located along Route 2A approximately 1 mile east of Minute Man Visitor Center.
-GPS for Hartwell Tavern Parking Lot is 112 North Great Road, Lincoln MA 01772 or 42.451185, -71.292224



The Wayside: Home of Authors, (455 Lexington Road, Concord MA.) is where 19th-century authors kept the spirit of the Revolution alive by contributing to the creation of an American literary identity and playing an active role in the antislavery movement and the struggle for women's rights.

During the Revolutionary era, The Wayside was the home of Samuel Whitney, muster master of the Concord Minute Men. During the 19th century, it was home at different times to three famous authors: Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Harriet Lothrop (Margaret Sidney).

The Wayside House is closed for winter and will reopen for special events on May 25, 2024 and June 29, 2024. The unit grounds remain open sunrise to sunset daily.
-GPS for Wayside Parking Lot is: 42.458383, -71.333338


Last updated: May 11, 2024

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174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742


978 369-6993

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