Lexington was settled in 1641 and is the starting point for the American Revolution. The Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775, was the scene of the first shots fired in the name of the Revolutionary War. Today you can follow the route from Lexington to Concord via the Minute Man National Historic Park. The park commemorates two hundred American minutemen who bravely held off 700 British soldiers. Within the Minute Man National Historic Park, you can also see the 5-mile trail that Paul Revere rode, leading to his capture site. Stop off at the visitor center first to experience the multimedia presentation, then walk the route yourself for a more personal connection to the land.
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