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Liberty Ride tickets

Gate Prices Adult $28.00
Child (3-12) $12.00

The fully-narrated Liberty Ride is the best way to visit Lexington and Concord and learn about all of the historic sites.

Ride along Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775, and the some of the most important figures that defined American identity and culture.

Enjoy your ride in air-conditioned comfort and sit back while you're taken to famous spots, including Lexington Battle Green, the Old North Bridge where the militia faced off against British Regulars, and more.

Sites you’ll see on your Liberty Ride tour:

  • Lexington Visitors Center: your tour starts and ends here where you can pick up lots of relevant visitor information, see an intricate diorama of the Battle of Lexington, and check out a memorial to the U.S. Navy ships bearing the USS Lexington name.
  • Lexington Battle Green: see the site where the Lexington militia bravely confronted 800 British Redcoats during the earliest hours of April 19, 1775.
  • Buckman Tavern: visit this 18th century taproom where the Lexington militia regularly, including on the very night before the Battle. (Free admission with a Go Boston Card).
  • Hancock-Clarke House: this National Historic Landmark is where colonial leaders, John Hancock and Samuel Adams, were staying the night before the famous battle when they were awakened by Paul Revere and his famous warning.
  • Munroe Tavern: this building was taken over and used by the British Redcoat troops on their retreat back to Boston. Now a museum, the Monroe Tavern showcases the events of April 19, 1775 from the perspective of the British troops. (*stop may be requested on your tour)
  • Minute Man National Historical Park: view The Road to Revolution, a moving multimedia presentation, and educational exhibits at the Minute Man National Historic Park Visitor Center (*stop may be requested). 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 militiamen first fired upon British regulars), Daniel Chester French's Minute Man statue, the grave of British soldiers, and more.
  • Orchard House: the former home of famous author, Louisa May Alcott and her family. This house is best known as the setting of Little Women. (Free admission with a Go Boston Card)
  • Colonial Inn: a still-functioning inn and historic landmark at the heart of the Concord village green. The Inn played a role in 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 Museum: this museum boasts a significant collection of historic artifacts, including the famed Revere lantern, Emerson's study, Thoreau's Walden desk, and more. Guests can enjoy hands-on family activities, period rooms, and an informational film Exploring Concord. (Free admission with a Go Boston Card)
  • The Wayside: this house was once home to many notable historic figures including 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. Here you can see the home’s original furnishings and family memorabilia on display.

Tip: The best way to experience the Liberty Ride is to stay on board the trolley for the duration and return to sites of interest after completing the tour. If you choose to get off the trolley at a designated location, please note that seating cannot be guaranteed on a subsequent tour.

The Go Boston Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Liberty Ride tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Reservations are recommended and can be made online by visiting www.libertyride.us. Click on 'Buy Tickets' to select your desired tour time and the number of Go Boston Card holders for the reservation. Liberty Ride may require a valid credit card number to hold your reservation, and will only charge if you are a no-show. Your Go Boston Card must be valid on the day of the tour.

Walk up tickets are available on a first come, first served basis only. 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.

Hours

April 7-May 27: Weekends only, departing at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm.
May 28-October 28: Daily, departing at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Closings

October 31-March 31

Note

The best way to experience the Liberty Ride is to stay on board the trolley for the duration and return to sites of interest after completing the tour. If you choose to get off the trolley at a designated location, please note that seating cannot be guaranteed on a subsequent tour.

Free parking pass will be provided with the purchase of a ticket.

Address

Lexington Visitors Center
1875 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420

Driving Directions

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.

Public Transportation

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.
 

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