The campground is near the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway which was built on an inactive railroad. We road down to a Starbucks and then on to the Lexington Green for a look around at some of the historical sites.
Minuteman Statue on the Lexington Green
We were in time to hear George, one of the local historians/docents give a tour of the Lexington Battle Green.
It was here that the opening shots of the American Revolution was fired on April 19, 1775. The skirmish left seven Americans dead when 700 British engaged with 79 militia. The British continued to Concord on a mission to capture and dispose of known colonists munitions stored there.
Near Lexington and Concord, the National Park maintains a very well done series of displays and historic sites at the Minute Man National Park. The park is along "Battle Road" and includes the site where Paul Revere was captured during his midnight ride and the North Bridge where 'the shot heard around the world was fired'.
Concord is also known as the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau and the beginnings of the transcendentalist movement of the 1830's and 1840's. Thoreau spent two years living in the small house on Walden Pond writing his classic "Walden; or Life in the Woods".
Emerson lived in The Old Manse which also served as a meeting house for many of them.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!
Next time -- in to Boston!