Please note, this attraction is seasonal and will be closing for the 2016 season on October 31st.
Liberty Ride tickets
The Liberty Ride is the best way to visit Lexington and Concord. 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. In air-conditioned comfort, you're taken to such famous spots as Lexington Battle Green and the Old North Bridge where the militia faced off against British Regulars. Visit sights central to the start of the American Revolution, including Minuteman National Historical Park, where you can walk the Battle Trail, and the National Heritage Museum celebrating American history and culture, as well as the homes of Concord's greatest authors.
The Go Boston Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility.
The Liberty Ride offers stops at:
- Lexington Battle Green, where the Lexington militia confronted 800 British Regulars as the sun rose on April 19, 1775.
- Buckman Tavern, where the Lexington militia gathered the night before the Battle. (Free admission with Liberty Ride ticket)
- Lexington Visitors Center, offering information and hospitality, a diorama of the Battle of Lexington, and a memorial to the U.S. Navy ships bearing the USS Lexington name.
- 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 the site of Paul Revere's Capture, Hartwell Tavern, Battle Road, Meriam’s Corner (where British regulars first came under fire as they retreated to Boston), North Bridge (where colonial militia men first fired upon British regulars), Daniel Chester French’s Minute Man statue, the grave of British soldiers, and other battle monuments.
- North Bridge Visitor Center at Buttrick Mansion, which 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. (Free admission with a Go Boston Card)
- 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. (Free admission with a Go Boston Card)
- 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.” (free with a Go Boston Card)
- The Wayside was home to the Alcotts, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney.
- 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.
The Liberty Ride and Go Boston Card are the perfect combo to take in the many sights of this history rich area just outside of Boston.
Your pass includes Liberty Ride tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.
Present your pass at The Lexington Visitors Center at 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to ensure adequate boarding time. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis.
April-May: Weekends only at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm.
Memorial Day-the last weekend in October: Daily at 10:00 am,
11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm.
October 31-March 31
Free parking pass will be provided with purchase of a ticket.
This attraction is seasonal and will be closing for the 2016 season on October 31st.
Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420
Take I-95 (Route 128) to exit 30A. Travel on Route 2A (Marrett Road) turn
left at Massachusetts Ave. Continue through light at Waltham St. Take first
right at Depot Square and proceed straight back to park in attended lot.
Take the T: Red Line to Alewife stop. Then board bus 62 or 76 to Depot Square/Lexington Stop. These buses do not run on Sundays or holidays.
On those days you may take a taxi from Alewife station or visit the MBTA website for connecting instructions.