Also available for Charters
and Off-season Group Tours
Liberty Ride: 90 Minute, Award-Winning Trolley Tour of Lexington & Concord
- Stops at Lexington & Concord's historic sites and attractions. Find out more
- Easy on/off stops close to local attractions, hotels, shopping,
and dining — free re-boarding.
- 24-hour non-transferable pass
- Download the brochure (pdf)
April 2 - May 30 weekends
May 31 – October 30 every day
• 10:00am • 11:30am
• 1:00pm • 2:30pm
Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave. (map)
- $28 Adults
- $12 Students 5-17
- Free under 5
- Discounted admission for AAA members, seniors, and military.
- Includes a coupon that entitles you to valuable merchant discounts. (Valid for one time use at each location through October 31. Cannot be combined with other offers.)
- Free all-day parking in Lexington Center, or at Minute Man National Historical Park or National Heritage Museum.
- On-board the trolley at any stop
- Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave (map)
- Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord
Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley to ride along the historic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture.
What You'll See
The Liberty Ride stops at:
- Lexington Battle Green, where the Lexington militia confronted 800
British Regulars as the sun rose on April 19, 1775. (Free guided tours
- Buckman Tavern,
where the Lexington militia gathered the night before the Battle.
House, which was Paul Revere and William Dawes' destination on
the night of April 18th, 1775, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock
of the coming of British troops. $$
- Munroe Tavern,
which served as the British headquarters and field hospital. (Washington
really dined here in 1789!) Beautiful garden with Colonial flowers. $$
- Lexington Visitors Center, operated by the Chamber
of Commerce, which offers information and hospitality, a diorama
of the Battle of Lexington, and a memorial to USS Lexington ships,
and public restrooms. Phone (781) 862-1450.
- National Heritage Museum (Scottish
Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Inc.), which has one of the finest Masonic collections and presents exhibitions on a wide variety of topics in American history and popular culture. (Free admission and parking.) Museum
is closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
- Minute Man National
Historical Park. View "The Road to Revolution" (a moving
multimedia presentation) and exhibits at the Visitor Center. Free
admission and parking. The park includes:
--Paul Revere Capture Site. A monument marks the place where the famous
"midnight ride" of Paul Revere came to an abrupt end.
--Hartwell Tavern. This historic home and tavern is brought to life
with living history demonstrations.
--Battle Road. Walk the trail used on April 19, 1775.
--Meriam’s Corner, terminus of the Battle Road trail and place
where British regulars first came under fire as they retreated to
--North Bridge where colonial militia men were first ordered to fire
upon British regulars. See Daniel Chester French’s Minute Man
statue, the grave of British soldiers, and other battle monuments.
--North Bridge Visitor Center at Buttrick Mansion features exhibits
detailing the events in 1775, an information center and bookstore
located in a home built by the descendents of Major John Buttrick,
the colonial officer who gave the command to fire at the North Bridge.
- Orchard House, the
home of Louisa May Alcott and her family and setting for the beloved
Little Women. $$
- Colonial Inn,
a functioning inn and historic landmark at the heart of the village
green, the Inn was a part of the events of April 19, 1775 and was
later home to Henry David Thoreau.
Manse, home of minister William Emerson, his grandson Ralph Waldo
Emerson, and the honeymoon home of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne.
Visitor Center, located close to restaurants and shops, offers
information, guided walking tours of Concord, and public restrooms.
- Concord Museum holds
a nationally significant historical collection including the famed
Revere lantern, Emerson’s study, and Thoreau’s Walden
desk. Hands-on family activities, period rooms, and film “Exploring
- The Wayside
was home to the Alcotts, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney.
(Closed for renovation)
- Emerson House, where Ralph Waldo Emerson, foremost 19th century
literary figure, lived and wrote from 1835 until his death in 1882.
Original furnishings and family memorabilia are on display. $$
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Charters and Off-Season Group Tours
Liberty Ride guides and trolley are available for group tours and private
charters year-round. For more
information, contact the Program
Coordinator by email or call 339-223-5623.
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The Liberty Ride is a project of the Town of Lexington’s Tourism
Committee. The Liberty Ride logo illustration is from "The Midnight
Ride of Paul Revere," published by Handprint Books. The illustration
is used courtesy of Lexington resident Christopher Bing. The book is
available at the Lexington Visitors Center and local bookstores.
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For Additional Information
For current recorded information call: 781-698-4586 or email
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