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Liberty Ride trolley
Also available for Charters
and Off-season Group Tours



Tourism Award

Liberty Ride: 90 Minute, Award-Winning Trolley Tour of Lexington & Concord

  • Stops at Lexington & Concord's historic sites and attractions. Find out more
  • Easy on/off stops close to local attractions, hotels, shopping, and dining — free re-boarding.
  • 24-hour non-transferable pass
  • Download the brochure (pdf)

Departure Times daily through October 26:
   • 10:00am        • 11:30am
   •   1:00pm        •   2:30pm


Departs From:
Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave. (map)
Other stops

Tickets:

  • $28 Adults
  • $12 Students 5-17
  • Free under 5
  • Discounted admission for AAA members, seniors, and military.
  • Includes a coupon that entitles you to valuable merchant discounts. (Valid for one time use at each location through October 31. Cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Free all-day parking in Lexington Center, or at Minute Man National Historical Park or National Heritage Museum.

Purchase Tickets:

  • On-board the trolley at any stop
  • Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave (map)
  • Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord

Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley to ride along the historic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined American identity and culture.

What You'll See

The Liberty Ride stops at:

  • Lexington Battle Green, where the Lexington militia confronted 800 British Regulars as the sun rose on April 19, 1775. (Free guided tours in season.)
  • Buckman Tavern, where the Lexington militia gathered the night before the Battle. $$
  • Hancock-Clarke House, which was Paul Revere and William Dawes' destination on the night of April 18th, 1775, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock of the coming of British troops. $$
  • Munroe Tavern, which served as the British headquarters and field hospital. (Washington really dined here in 1789!) Beautiful garden with Colonial flowers. $$
  • Lexington Visitors Center, operated by the Chamber of Commerce, which offers information and hospitality, a diorama of the Battle of Lexington, and a memorial to USS Lexington ships, and public restrooms. Phone (781) 862-1450.
  • National Heritage Museum (Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Inc.), which has one of the finest Masonic collections and presents exhibitions on a wide variety of topics in American history and popular culture. (Free admission and parking.) Museum is closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
  • Minute Man National Historical Park. View "The Road to Revolution" (a moving multimedia presentation) and exhibits at the Visitor Center. Free admission and parking. The park includes:
    --Paul Revere Capture Site. A monument marks the place where the famous "midnight ride" of Paul Revere came to an abrupt end.
    --Hartwell Tavern. This historic home and tavern is brought to life with living history demonstrations.
    --Battle Road. Walk the trail used on April 19, 1775.
    --Meriam’s Corner, terminus of the Battle Road trail and place where British regulars first came under fire as they retreated to Boston.
    --North Bridge where colonial militia men were first ordered to fire upon British regulars. See Daniel Chester French’s Minute Man statue, the grave of British soldiers, and other battle monuments.
    --North Bridge Visitor Center at Buttrick Mansion features exhibits detailing the events in 1775, an information center and bookstore located in a home built by the descendents of Major John Buttrick, the colonial officer who gave the command to fire at the North Bridge.
  • Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott and her family and setting for the beloved Little Women. $$
  • Colonial Inn, a functioning inn and historic landmark at the heart of the village green, the Inn was a part of the events of April 19, 1775 and was later home to Henry David Thoreau.
  • Old Manse, home of minister William Emerson, his grandson Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the honeymoon home of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne. $$
  • Concord Visitor Center, located close to restaurants and shops, offers information, guided walking tours of Concord, and public restrooms.
  • Concord Museum holds a nationally significant historical collection including the famed Revere lantern, Emerson’s study, and Thoreau’s Walden desk. Hands-on family activities, period rooms, and film “Exploring Concord.” $$
  • The Wayside was home to the Alcotts, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney. (Closed for renovation)
  • Emerson House, where Ralph Waldo Emerson, foremost 19th century literary figure, lived and wrote from 1835 until his death in 1882. Original furnishings and family memorabilia are on display. $$

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Charters and Off-Season Group Tours

Liberty Ride guides and trolley are available for group tours and private charters year-round. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator by email or call 339-223-5623.

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Acknowledgments

The Liberty Ride is a project of the Town of Lexington’s Tourism Committee. The Liberty Ride logo illustration is from "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," published by Handprint Books. The illustration is used courtesy of Lexington resident Christopher Bing. The book is available at the Lexington Visitors Center and local bookstores.

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For Additional Information

For current recorded information call: 781-698-4586 or email info@libertyride.us.

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