• History

  • Given the rich Colonial era history of our community, information on tourism activities in town are available at our year-round, 7-day-a-week Lexington Visitors Center, which serves more than 100,000 guests annually.

    The Birthplace of Liberty
    On the morning of April 19, 1775, seventy-seven (77) farmers and tradesmen banded together in the Lexington militia to try and prevent a British force of 700 light infantry from destroying a supply of arms in Concord.  Captain John Parker was quoted as saying, "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."  Then a shot of unknown origin rang out in Lexington, and the British Regulars fired a return volley killing eight (8) Colonial Minutemen and wounding ten (10).  At that moment in history, the war for independence had begun with the first battle of the American Revolution.

    Heritage Tourism in Lexington
    Year-round, the Lexington Visitor Center greets tourists from all across the country as well as from all around the world.  These visitors journey to see such historic Lexington landmarks as the Battle Green, Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House, and Munroe Tavern.  Since our community's heritage is very closely linked to nearby Concord, most visitors make a point of experiencing both historic spots in American history.  The Minuteman National Historical Park (located in the towns of Lexington, Lincoln & Concord) is run by the National Park Service and essential to any thorough visit to the region

    For further information please contact: The Lexington Historical Society

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  • Patriot's Day Annual Parade

    Caryl Dlugy  |  Get in Shape for Women

    Vice Chair
    Sona Antonyan | Russian School of Math

    Veronica Tamburrini-Caira  |  Enterprise Bank

    Fred Johnson  |  Town Meeting Member

    Sumeit Aggarwal | FinHive

    Tim Caldwell | Takeda

    Cleveland Coats Jr. |  Executive Protection Programs

    Filippo DeMagistris |  il Casale

    Gardy Desrouleaux | Craft Food Halls

    Pete Lally  | Spectacle Management

    Sherri McCormack   |  Middlesex Community College

    Rebecca Reynolds Moore | InANutshell

    Jim Tarpey  |  Tarpey Insurance

    Brian Yurovich  |  Edward Jones

    Ad Hoc Members
    Glen Kernusky  | Hanscom Air Force Base

    Casey Hagerty   |  Lexington Economic Development


    Executive Director
    Erin Sandler-Rathe

    Susan DeRosa