Explore the Lexington Battle Green your own way! 

On the 1-1.5 hour long Private Battle Green Walking Tour, our expert guide in colonial dress will take you across this National Historic Landmark. You will learn about the notable sites and historic houses around Lexington Battle Green, where “the first blood was spilt in the dispute with Great Britain”, as George Washington wrote in his diary. As a private tour, enjoy a personalized and in-depth experience with our guides that can be suited to your interests and schedule with advanced request.

It is considered consecrated ground, both for the blood that was shed on it and for the militiamen who are interred here.
Some highlights include:
  • The iconic Henry H. Kitson Minute Man 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 Green.
  • The Old Burying Ground where Captain John Parker, ministers John Hancock and Jonas Clarke, and an unknown British soldier are buried.
Tour Duration:
  • 1 hour or more.
Major Historical Sites Covered:
  • Lexington Battle Green, Lexington Landmarks/Memorials, Old Burying Ground
Contact Us:
  • For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at the Visitors Center: 781-862-1450 or email us.