On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at Lexington
and Concord with a clash of arms known to history as "the
shot heard round the world." At Minute
Man National Historical Park in Concord the opening battle
of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the
battlefields and witness the American revolutionary spirit
through the writings of the Concord authors.
Museum in nearby Lincoln offers the only permanent public
sculpture park in New England. Close
to 80 modern and contemporary works grace the 35-acre site.
The Museum’s Sculpture Terrace serves as an open air
gallery for exhibitions by nationally recognized sculptors.
The Sculpture Park is open to the public every day of the year
from dawn until dusk.
The farm and buildings at Great
Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle
comprise a classic eastern Massachusetts agricultural landscape.
The arrangement of open fields, sturdy walls, diversified woodlands
and historic structures are significant images of our agricultural
past. An active dairy farm operates year-round and guided barn
tours are available from May to October. Amidst the beautiful
scenery lie 20 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback
River Rail Trail from Ayer to Dunstable on the New Hampshire
border travels along a varied landscape, offers numerous
scenic overlooks, opportunities to see wildlife and has several
resting stops. The trail is particularly attractive during
fall foliage season.
During the summer you may be able to watch historical reenactments at Minute
Man NHP. more…
The DeCordova Museum has one of the few sculpture parks
in the world to maintain a constantly rotating program. more…