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Things to Do

These are just a few of the many attractions and activities that Lexington, Massachusetts, has to offer for tourists. Whether you’re interested in history, outdoor recreation, or simply exploring charming New England towns, Lexington has something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Lexington Tourism site for guided tours or a curated itinerary for your visit.

Lexington Battle Green on a sunny spring morning.

Visit the historic Lexington Battle Green, where the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired on April 19, 1775. Explore the monuments and plaques that commemorate the events of that day, and soak in the rich history of this iconic site.

Four people riding their bike on Minutemen Bikeway in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Rent a bike or take a leisurely stroll along the Minuteman Bikeway, a scenic 10-mile paved path that runs through Lexington. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes, historic sites, and charming New England scenery along this popular recreational trail.

Exterior of the Lexington Depot building.

Immerse yourself in Lexington’s history by visiting the Lexington Historical Society’s museums and historic houses. Explore sites like the Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House, and Munroe Tavern, where you can learn about life in colonial times and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War.

Yellow house in the Minute Man National Historical Park.

The Minute Man National Historical Park honors the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolution. Walk the five-mile Battle Road Trail and see the spot where the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired.

Historic commercial buildings on Waltham Street in Lexington.

Spend some time exploring Lexington Center, the town’s vibrant downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Browse unique boutiques, dine at local eateries, and soak up the small-town charm of this quintessential New England community.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2025 is the Semiquincentennial of the battle of Lexington & Concord. We are planning a multi-year experience to honor Lexington’s history through a variety of different events, projects, and celebrations!

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Men stand in a line while dressed as revolutionary militia during a reenactment of the Battle of Lexington.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The first post office in Lexington was located in the addition of the Buckman Tavern where the gift shop is located today.