19 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420, USA

Lexington Depot

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19 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420, USA

The Lexington Depot opened in 1846 as part of the Lexington and West Cambridge Railroad, and later became part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail system. The Depot building was once the social center and ceremonial heart of Lexington. At one time, as many as nineteen trains stopped there each day transporting passengers to and from Boston. In January 1977, following a major snowstorm which temporarily shut down the Lexington Branch, the MBTA announced that service on the branch would not be restored.

The Minuteman Bikeway runs through the former train shed adjacent to the former station platforms. It is one of only two station buildings to remain standing along the Lexington Branch; the other is the branch’s former terminus at Bedford Depot. This historic building has been renovated to serve as the headquarters of the Lexington Historical Society and hosts most of the Society’s public programming.

Externally viewable year-round, open internally for events.