Lexington, outside Boston

Lexington, Massachusetts

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The extraordinary events of April 19, 1775, took place along a single dirt road between Boston, Lexington, and Concord. British troops, whose leaders were convinced that colonists had stores of arms in the area, planned to march on this road from Boston. Paul Revere and William Dawes set up an early-warning system and traveled this road before dawn—and before the British set out—to alert colonists. As you stroll in and near beautiful Lexington, you’ll visit the sites of troop movements, skirmishes, and battles. The walk’s centerpiece, the Lexington Battle Green, is lined with many of the original buildings that witnessed the opening of the war. Interspersed among historic sites along the way are nineteenth- and twentieth-century buildings that reflect Lexington’s development into a commercial center, and then a livable suburb. The former dirt road is now wide, modern Massachusetts Avenue, which would be unrecognizable to the early colonists. Still, the town known as “Birthplace of American Liberty” retains a leafy and open quality that welcomes walkers.
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by Robert Sloane (editor) of WalkBoston (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The extraordinary events of April 19, 1775, took place along a single dirt road between Boston, Lexington, and Concord. British troops, whose leaders were convinced that colonists had stores of arms in the area, planned to march on this road from Boston. Paul Revere and William Dawes set up an early-warning system and traveled this road before dawn—and before the British set out—to alert colonists.

As you stroll in and near beautiful Lexington, you’ll visit the sites of troop movements, skirmishes, and battles. The walk’s centerpiece, the Lexington Battle Green, is lined with many of the original buildings that witnessed the opening of the war. Interspersed among historic sites along the way are nineteenth- and twentieth-century buildings that reflect Lexington’s development into a commercial center, and then a livable suburb. The former dirt road is now wide, modern Massachusetts Avenue, which would be unrecognizable to the early colonists. Still, the town known as “Birthplace of American Liberty” retains a leafy and open quality that welcomes walkers.

©  Robert Sloane (editor) of WalkBoston/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Lexington
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Driving Directions: Directions to Lexington, outside Boston

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