2 - 3 Hours
Tour Start Time
Anytime, Any day
Welcome to the Battle of Lexington and Concord Tour
Discover the thrilling events behind the “shot heard ‘round the world” with this self-guided driving tour through Lexington and Concord. Follow the path of the very first battle of the American Revolutionary War, from a shootout in the town square to a life-or-death struggle on a narrow bridge. Step back in time and witness the courage and ferocity of the minutemen who took on the most significant military power in the world on the Battle of Lexington and Concord tour.
About the Tour
Our journey begins at the North Bridge, where the most pivotal moment of the entire battle took place. Here, we’ll get the background on what set the stage for this conflict and why the Americans thought the British were already burning Lexington!
Then we’ll dive right into the thick of things and hear about the first significant engagement between British and American forces, including the famous “shot heard ‘round the world.” See how the tide of battle swung against the British, and watch their desperate retreat.
Next, we’ll get to know American Major John Buttrick and enter the center of Concord. As you admire the historical surroundings, listen to vivid accounts of how things went bad to worse for the redcoats.
We’ll follow the route of the action alongside Battle Road, bringing skirmish after skirmish to life as the British soldiers make their arduous, bloody trek toward the safety of Boston. Watch the American militiamen force the British into one trap after another in one of the most unlikely upsets in battlefield history.
We’ll stop by the site where Paul Revere was captured as we drive. Here, we’ll get the facts about his often misunderstood Midnight Ride and hear about who the Minute Men were and how they were able to fight off the British Empire.
Finally, we’ll end up where it all began: Lexington. Witness the final, tense sequence of the battle play out here, then hear about the earth-shaking aftermath of the dramatic encounter.
Starting Point Address: North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St, Concord, MA 01742, USA
What You'll See
Welcome:North Bridge Visitor Center & Buttrick Mansion
Paul Revere Capture Site
Lexington Common National Historic Site/Conclusion
Ralph Waldo Emerson House
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
The Wayside Home of Authors
Walden Pond and Thoreau Cabin Site
Samuel Hartwell House
Josiah Nelson House Site & Battle Road Trail
Preview the Tour
Stop 3 : Smoke Over Lexington
Stop 6 : Buttrick Homes
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.