Begin your park visit at the Minute Man Visitor Center, near the eastern entrance of the park. “The Road To Revolution,” a multimedia theater program offered at the Minute Man Visitor Center, provides an excellent introduction to the main park story.
After leaving the visitor center, explore the Battle Road Trail. This five-mile trail connects historic sites from Meriam’s Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. The main theme of the trail is the Battle of April 19, 1775, that launched the American Revolution. Other attractions in the area: Hartwell Tavern, The Wayside, North Bridge (Site of the shot heard round the world). Displayed at the North Bridge Visitor Center is the rate Revolutionary war cannon – “the Handcock”