Other Attractions

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Recreation & Nature

Beyond Lexington


Entertainment

Lexington Symphony

The Lexington Symphony, founded in 1995 as an orchestra of professional musicians and talented amateurs with exacting standards of performance, brings high-quality live music to Lexington under the direction of Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Jonathan McPhee, Music Director of the Boston Ballet. 

Visit Lexington Symphony website
Concerts are held at 
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Ave


Lexington Venue

One of the last remaining small-town movie theaters in the area, the theater has two screens and shows feature and independent films.

Lexington Venue website
1794 Massachusetts Ave
781-861-6161


The Lexington Bicentennial Band

The Band was formed in 1974 to prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Battle on the Green, and it has been performing ever since! The music director is Jeff Leonard, an accomplished Lexington High School music teacher, performer, arranger, and conductor. Free summer concerts at Hastings Park; seasonal concerts during the year.

Visit The Lexington Bicentennial Band website


The Lexington Players

The Lexington Players are a community theatre group that performs at least two shows a year, in the spring and fall. 

Visit The Lexington Players website


The Master Singers

The Master Singers are a select chorus devoted to the art of chamber singing. This critically acclaimed chorus presents music written expressly for a small ensemble, ranging from Renaissance masterpieces to world premieres of works by Boston's leading composers. Dedicated to enhancing the musical life of Lexington and Greater Boston, the Master Singers are known for inventive programming and stylistic versatility. 

Visit The Master Singers website


Precision Ice-Skating Teams

The John P. Chase Ice-Skating Facility in the J.W. Hayden Recreation Centre is home to multiple national and international award-winning teams including the Haydenettes, recognized as the premier precision skating team in the United States.

Visit the Hayden Synchronized Skating website
Visit the J.W. Hayden Recreation Centre website
10 Lincoln Street
781-862-8480.


Lexington School System

Lexington Public Schools are known nationally for their excellence in the fine and performing arts, academic, and extra-curricular programs. Performances and exhibits occur throughout the school year and are open to the public. Fees may apply.

Visit the Lexington School System website

Most performances are at
Lexington High School
251 Waltham St
781-861-2580. 


Galleries

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society (LACS) has guilds that specialize in basketry, beadwork, ceramics, decorative arts, metalwork. needlework, painting, photography, polymer clay, weaving, and woodworking. The Society´s Parsons Gallery features monthly exhibits, an annual fair with craft demonstrations in November, and a holiday marketplace in December. Admission is free.

Visit the LACS website

130 Waltham St
781-862-9696. 


Munroe Center for the Arts

Community Arts Center with exhibits of local work, performances, classes and workshops.

Munroe Center

The Munroe Center is dedicated to providing community arts education and supporting a wide diversity of arts activities. The Munroe Gallery features regular exhibits. Admission is free

Visit the Munroe Center for the Arts website

1403 Massachusetts Ave
781-862-6040.


Lexington Artist Studios

Lexington has a wealth of talented artists in all mediums. The annual Lexington Open Studios event is held in the spring.

Visit the Lexington Open Studios website
See a directory of Lexington artists


Museums

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Founded and supported by 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, the museum showcases exhibitions on a wide variety of topics in American history and popular culture. The museum also features a library with archives for research on historical events. The museum sponsors many events each year, including the Heritage Music Series, lectures, educational and cultural programs, and special weekend events. 

Visit the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library website

33 Marrett Rd
781-861-6559.


Libraries

Cary Memorial Library

Cary Memorial Library is notable in several ways. It was America's first public library to be supported by taxes; it is the third busiest single library in Massachusetts; and it was listed as one of the finest libraries in the country in the January 1999 issue of American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. Established in 1868, the library's collection now includes hundreds of thousands of volumes, a rich collection of materials on the Lexington area and the revolutionary period, unique works by and about Thoreau, and many outstanding paintings, including "News of Lexington" by Emanuel Leutze, who is famous for his painting of Washington crossing the Delaware. 

Find out more
1874 Massachusetts Ave
781-862-6288. 


Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives

Part of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, the Library is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. Its other major collecting area is American history. The Library & Archives is open to the public.

Visit the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives website

33 Marrett Rd.
781-457-4125


Houses of Worship

Over twenty organizations representing most major religions can be found in Lexington.


Recreation & Nature

Walking and Biking Paths, Conservation Land, and Open Space

The Minuteman Bikeway

bike path

Nearly 11 miles long, the Minuteman Bikeway begins at Alewife Station in Cambridge, passes through Arlington and Lexington, and ends one mile into Bedford. With level asphalt pavement, 12-feet wide, the bikeway is great for bicycling, walking, jogging, roller-skating, and cross-country skiing.

Visit the Minuteman Bikeway website   Printable map


Battle Road Trail

Within the Minute Man National Historical Park, this five-mile-long trail connects historic sites from Meriam's Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. This scenic trail is suitable for walking, jogging, and biking, with beautifully restored historic landscapes and buildings to enjoy along the way.

Activities

Route 2A
978-369-6993.
Directions   map


ACROSS Lexington

Across Lexington

By Accessing Conservation land, Recreation areas, Open space, Schools and Streets, a 5.5 mile scenic circular walking and bike trail has been created that emanates northward from Lexington Center using a variety of existing public ways.

Visit the ACROSS Lexington website    Printable map


Teresa & Roberta Lee Fitness/Nature Path

This fitness/nature path, with 16 self-directed fitness stations, winds through woods, meadow, and wetland behind the Hayden Recreation Center and Lincoln Park. The trail is enjoyed by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists.

Printable map


Town Conservation Land and Open Spac

Approximately 1,300 (12 percent) of Lexington's 10,650 acres is protected conservation land. These areas contain many walking trails for the enjoyment of Lexington residents and visitors.

Visit the Town Conservation website
Printable map


Town Parks, Playgrounds and Sports Facilities

The Town’s Recreation Department operates several facilities that are open to the public: basketball courts, bicycle routes, playgrounds and tot lots, a running track, and tennis courts. Aquatics and swimming facilities are only open to guests of Lexington residents. 

Visit the Recreation Department website


Golf Courses

Pine Meadows Golf Course

A 9-hole/35-par municipal course.

pine meadow

Visit the Pine Meadows Golf Course website

225 Cedar St
781-862-5516


Stone Meadow Driving Range

A privately owned facility open to the public.

Visit the Stone Meadow Driving Range website

675 Waltham St
781-863-0445


Concord

Our Historic Neighbor 8 Miles to the West


Regional Resources