- Walking Paths, Conservation Land, and Open Space
- Town Parks, Playgrounds and Sports Facilities
- Golf Courses
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
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
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.
The Lexington Players
The Lexington Players are a community theatre group that performs at least two shows a year, in the spring and fall.
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.
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.
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.
Most performances are at
Lexington High School
251 Waltham St
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.
130 Waltham St
Munroe Center for the Arts
Lexington's community arts center with performances, art exhibits of local work, classes and workshops, as well as a public walking labyrinth and swing set in the back yard.
1403 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington Artist Studios
Lexington has a wealth of talented artists in all mediums. The annual Lexington Open Studios event is held in the spring.
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.
33 Marrett Rd
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.
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1874 Massachusetts Ave
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.
33 Marrett Rd.
Over twenty organizations representing most major religions can be found in Lexington.
Recreation & Nature
The Minuteman Bikeway
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pine Meadows Golf Course
A 9-hole/35-par municipal course.
225 Cedar St
Stone Meadow Driving Range
A privately owned facility open to the public.
675 Waltham St
Our Historic Neighbor 8 Miles to the West
- Town of Concord
- Concord Chamber of Commerce
- North Bridge Visitor Center
Minute Man National Historical Park
- Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
- Concord Museum
- Old Manse
269 Monument Street
- Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
- Walden Pond State Reservation
915 Walden Street
- Walden Woods and Thoreau
- Go Boston Card
- Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Greater Merrimack Valley visitor information
- Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
- Freedom’s Way Heritage Area
Provides links to nationally important historic, cultural, and natural resources of 36 Massachusetts communities and 6 New Hampshire towns northwest of Boston.