Summer Activities in Lexington

May 21, 2024

Photo of the Lexington Farmer's Market

Summertime brings warm weather, outdoor activities, special holidays, and more time to spend with friends and family. To celebrate the beginnings of the sunny season, here are four summer activities to enjoy in Lexington.

Take a Tour

Summer is a perfect time to try out a tour in Lexington. The town offers three main tours, Battle Green Tour, Liberty Ride Trolley Tour, and Charter Tour. 

The Battle Green Tour offers a one-hour experience where a tour guide dressed in colonial attire will guide you across the Lexington Battle Green where the famous Battle of Lexington took place. Some special highlights include seeing the Revolutionary War Monument, Captain John Parker Monument, the Old Belfry, and the Old Burying Ground.

With the Liberty Ride Trolley Tour, a guide will take you on a 90-minute ride where you will journey through historic sites and attractions that were important during the Battles of Lexington and Concord. 

With Charter Tours, you can have a private group tour experience that fits your wants and needs. You’ll explore notable sites like the Minuteman National Historical Park, The Old North Bridge, and a brief detour to Concord where you’ll observe the sites of literary heroes. 

Explore Museums & Spaces 

After going on a tour, head inside and check out Lexington’s many museums that share stories about Lexington’s culture and history. Explore Revolutionary-themed museums like the Hancock-Clarke House, Munroe Tavern, and the Buckman Tavern. If you’re looking for museums with an artistic flair, head to the Galaray House (a dynamic art gallery) and the Munroe Center for the Arts (performances, art exhibits, classes, and workshops). You can even go to the Lexington Visitor Center to find the Diorama of The Battle of Lexington

Lexington’s Farmers Market

Right near the Lexington High School on Worthen Road Practice Field, you’ll find the Lexington Farmers Market. This summer market is held annually, from the end of May through the end of October. 

There, you’ll find fresh, local, and sustainably produced products; it’s a rule at this farm that every farmer must only sell products that they grow independently. In 2023, the market featured farmers and vendors like Black Eyed Susan Sheep Dairy, Bread Obsession, Venier Forge, and Black Bear Brewing. Along with delicious-tasting products, you can explore artisans’ work,  community groups, and entertainment.  


The Farmers Market offers a SNAP match program for customers who need food assistance. 

Rancatore’s Ice Cream & Yogurt

What better way to end a hot day in Lexington than grabbing some ice cream at Rancatore’s Ice Cream & Yogurt

This ice cream shop was founded by Joe Rancatore in 1985 in Belmont and has expanded to locations in Newton and Lexington. Head to 1752 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington and pick from the list of their unique flavors like almond joy, sweet cream, lemon lemon snap, mango sorbet, and so many more! You can order ice cream or frozen yogurt to enjoy there or take home a pint, quart, half gallon, or 6-pack of ice cream sandwiches. And if you want to have a little more fun, get their hot fudge made from scratch!

There are plenty of fun things to do in Lexington for the summer! Plan your next trip to Lexington with help from our itinerary guides and more.