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Lexington Celebrates! Walking Tour

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

An antique photo of a Lexington street during a parade to honor the Battles of Lexington in the 1800s.
Parades, pageants and pandemonium have defined the many commemorations of the 1775 Battle of Lexington and the first shots of the War for Independence. Over the centuries, thousands of people have descended upon the Battle Green to welcome Revolutionary War heroes like the Marquis de Lafayette on his tour of America in 1824. The anniversaries of the battle offered them a glimpse of President Grant in 1875 and a word from President Ford in 1975. On this land, protestors have sat and monuments have been built to the fallen. Join a Lexington Historical Society educator as they illuminate 250 years of stories full of crowds, chaos and celebrations!
FREE! Space is limited to 20 people. Registration is required.
Starting and ending at Buckman Tavern, this tour explores areas around the Lexington Battle Green. The tour is 1 hour long and covers about a 1/2 mile on flat ground.
This walking tour is featured in the 2024 Connecting Communities: Walks & Talks series, “How We Remember.” Connecting Communities: Walks & Talks is part of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area’s larger interpretive strategy which aims to provide life-long learning opportunities to residents and visitors, connecting them to local landscapes while raising awareness of and inspiring support for conservation and preservation initiatives in the region.


Buckman Tavern
1 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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