Battle Green Tours

Tours of Lexington Battle Green and the surrounding area are available daily at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. 

Book your tickets now online or at the Visitors Center! 

If you'd like to book a private tour, group tour, charter tour, or step-on guide, contact Katie Johnson, 781-439-3243. We can customize any tour to meet the needs of your group.   

Tour guide

On the one hour Battle Green Walking Tour, you will explore the many notable sites surrounding this National Historic Landmark. It is considered consecrated ground, both for the bloodshed on it and for the Minutemen who are interred here. Some highlights include:

  • The iconic Henry H. Kitson Minuteman Statue
  • The Revolutionary War Monument, a granite obelisk erected in 1799, where the remains of seven militiamen killed in the battle are buried.
  • Captain John Parker monument inscribed with: “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
  • The Old Belfry, which sounded the alarm on April 19, 1775, calling the militia to the common.
  • The Old Burying Ground where Captain John Parker, ministers John Hancock and Jonas Clarke, and an unknown British soldier are buried.

Battle Green Tours are offered daily at 10:00 am, 11:30 a.m., 1:00 pm, and 2:15 pm. daily, from now through October. Tickets are: 

Adults: $15
Teens 13-17: $5
Children under 12: Free

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Post tour activities: after your tour concludes, stop for lunch at one of several great family-friendly spots, and then tour the three witness houses in and around Lexington Center. They are: the Hancock-Clarke House, Paul Revere’s final destination; Buckman Tavern, the militia’s headquarters; and Munroe Tavern, used as a British field hospital on April 19, 1775.

 Group tour picture

Private Charter Tours of the Battle Green can also be scheduled through the Visitors Center for larger groups of visitors.