|Minute Man National Historical Park|
Hartwell Tavern, Lincoln, Massachusetts
|Location||Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States|
|Nearest city||Lexington, Massachusetts|
|Area||967 acres (391 ha)|
|Established||September 21, 1959|
|Visitors||1,002,833 (in 2011)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Website||Minute Man National Historical Park|
Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening battle in the American Revolutionary War. It also includes the Wayside, home in turn to three noted American authors. The National Historical Park is under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and protects 970 acres (392.5 ha) in and around the Massachusetts towns of Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord.
These sites include:
Park visitor centers are located at the hill overlooking the North Bridge and along Battle Road. The main visitor center, on Route 2A/Battle Road, features a 25-minute multi-media show, "Road to Revolution" that gives a good introduction to the Lexington-Concord events. An eight-minute film at the North Bridge Visitor Center provides a comprehensive account of events leading to the encounter at North Bridge.
Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts July 2005
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