Book your one-hour walking tour of Lexington Battle Green today! You’ll explore the many notable sites surrounding this National Historic Landmark. It is considered consecrated ground, both for the blood shed on it and for the Minutemen who are interred here. Some highlights include:
- The iconic Henry H. Kitson Minuteman 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 common.
- The Old Burying Ground where Captain John Parker, ministers John Hancock and Jonas Clarke, and an unknown British soldier are buried.
After your tour concludes, stop for lunch at one of several great family-friendly outdoor spots, and then stroll by the three witness houses in and around Lexington Center. They are: the Hancock-Clarke House, Paul Revere’s final destination; Buckman Tavern, the militia’s headquarters; and Munroe Tavern, used as a British field hospital on April 19, 1775.
$15 for Adults; Children 5-12 $12; Children 5-under are free. For historic house hours and info visit lexhistory.org, as hours may have changed due to Covid-19 concerns. Hope to see you this summer!
Private Charter Tours of the Battle Green can also be scheduled through the Visitor's Center for bigger groups of visitors.
Travel back in time and relive history as your Battle Green Guide reccounts the events of April 19, 1775