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Crafty Yankee gift shop, Main St., Lexington, Mass.
Minuteman Statue (Capt. John Parker) at Lexington Battle Green
Michelson's Shoes, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

Downtown Lexington is a historic location with Revolutionary period landmarks, such as the Battle Green, Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House and Minute Man National Park. In addition to the scenic Minuteman Bikeway running parallel to Massachusetts Avenue, there are a handful of shops, coffee cafes and many restaurants. (Read More)


Two gift shops, a comic book store, a consignment boutique and a toy store are among the places you'll find. Visiting the historic houses and driving to Minute Man National Park are fun ways to learn about our nation's early battles for independence. In downtown Lexington, from April to October, guides dressed in colonial attire are available to give walking tours. On Patriots Day Weekend each April, you can see battle re-enactments by volunteers in 18th century garb, and attend the annual events commemorating the American Revolution. The Liberty Ride is a trolley tour that offers a convenient way to see the sites. (Less)


Lexington, Massachusetts

Downtown Lexington is a historic location with Revolutionary period landmarks, such as the Battle Green, Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House and Minute Man National Park. In addition to the scenic Minuteman Bikeway running parallel to Massachusetts Avenue, there are a handful of shops, coffee cafes and many restaurants. Two gift shops, a comic book store, a consignment boutique and a toy store are among the places you'll find. Visiting the historic houses and driving to Minute Man National Park are fun ways to learn about our nation's early battles for independence. In downtown Lexington, from April to October, guides dressed in colonial attire are available to give walking tours. On Patriots Day Weekend each April, you can see battle re-enactments by volunteers in 18th century garb, and attend the annual events commemorating the American Revolution. The Liberty Ride is a trolley tour that offers a convenient way to see the sites.

Shops
Artinian Jewelers - custom jewelry, antique jewelry repairs, watch repairs, appraisals; 1734 Mass. Ave. 781-863-9818WEBSITE
Cake - custom special occasion cakes; call ahead to check hours; closed Sunday, Monday; 1628 Mass. Ave. 781-674-2253WEBSITE
Catch A Falling Star - toy store carrying high quality brand name toys, educational toys, unique products; 7 Depot Sq. 781-674-2432WEBSITE
Crafty Yankee - gifts, accessories, jewelry, bags, Stonewall Kitchen products, handblown glass items; 1838 Mass. Ave. 781-863-1219WEBSITE
Emilia's Creations - custom bridal designs by appointment; 1632 Mass. Ave. 781-652-0247WEBSITE
Fancy Flea - antiques, china, collectibles; estate jewelry: earrings, rings, bracelets; jewelry repair; 1841 Mass. Ave. 781-862-9650WEBSITE
Firefly Moon - CLOSED; unique hand crafted gifts; apparel, jewelry, home decor; 1764 Mass. Ave. 781-861-1122WEBSITE
JackRabbit - running footwear and supplies, athletic apparel, accessories; 1728 Mass. Ave. 781-863-0200WEBSITE
Michelson's Shoes - wide variety of shoes for men, women and children; large selection of brands; 1780 Mass. Ave. 781-862-1034WEBSITE
Omar's World of Comics and Hobbies - comics, graphic novels, trading cards, board games, events; 30 Waltham St. 781-457-6986WEBSITE
Revolve Consignment Boutique - women's consignment boutique; apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry; local chain of fashion consignment shops; 1717 Mass. Ave. 781-861-3900WEBSITE
Ride Studio Cafe - bike shop, coffee cafe, high quality cycling products: bikes, apparel, accessories; bike services; 1720 Mass. Ave. 617-701-7378WEBSITE
Theatre Pharmacy - bath and body products; soaps; 1784 Mass. Ave. 781-862-4480WEBSITE

Shop Listing Chamber of Commerce - Lexington Chamber of Commerce list of retail shopsWEBSITE
Shop Listing Lexington Visitor Center - list of shops from Lexington Visitor Center websiteWEBSITE

General Information
Boston lingo - universalhub.com ; guide to Boston's unique words and phrasesWEBSITE
Visitor Information - Lexington town web siteWEBSITE

Maps
Map with parking information - Town of Lexington site; Lexington Center map with Parking areasWEBSITE

Restaurants
Abbott's Frozen Custard - frozen custard, sundaes, shakes, floats, cakes, pies; 1853 Mass. Ave. 781-538-4361WEBSITE
Avenue Deli - cozy deli with variety of sandwiches, plus soup, salads, specialy drinks; small amount of seating; 1806 Mass. Ave. 781-862-1806WEBSITE
Clay Oven - Indian restaurant serving lunch and dinner; contemporary and traditional dishes; 1666 Mass. Ave. 781-674-2990WEBSITE
Concord's Colonial Inn - historic colonial style inn; lodging and restaurant; brunch, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea; 48 Monument Sq., Concord 978-369-9200WEBSITE
Great Harvest Bread Co. - sandwiches to go, fresh bread, gift baskets, catering; 233 Mass. Ave. 781-861-9990WEBSITE
Il Casale Cucina Campana and Bar - dinner restaurant serving southern Italian cuisine; kids menu, gluten free menu; 1727 Mass. Ave. 781-538-5846WEBSITE
Lexx Restaurant - CLOSED; American cuisine with International influence; 1666 Mass. Ave. 781-674-2990WEBSITE
Love at First Bite - Thai restaurant serving lunch and dinner; 1710 Mass. Ave. 781-862-5888WEBSITE
Mario's Restaurant - reasonably priced pasta dishes, pizza, calzones, family friendly, good service; 1733 Mass. Ave. 781-861-1182WEBSITE
Panera Bread - fresh bread, sandwiches, soup, salad, desserts, grain bowls, mac and cheese, coffee cafe; 1684 Mass. Ave. 781-372-3246WEBSITE
Peet's Coffee & Tea - specialty coffee and tea; latte, hot chocolate, chocolate mocha, espresso; some seating; 1749 Mass. Ave. 781-357-2090WEBSITE
Rancatore's Ice Cream & Yogurt - good ice cream, seating; 1752 Mass. Ave. 781-862-5090WEBSITE
Ride Studio Cafe - bike shop, coffee cafe, high quality cycling products: bikes, apparel, accessories; bike services; 1720 Mass. Ave. 617-701-7378WEBSITE
Royal Pastry Shop - high quality pastry shop; Italian specialties; wedding cakes; 1 mile from downtown; 317 Marrett Rd. 781-862-9609WEBSITE
Sweet Thyme Bakery - cakes, pastries, cookies, cheese cake, bread, teas, coffee, gluten-free available; 1837 Mass. Ave. 781-860-8818WEBSITE
Upper Crust - pizzeria; 41 Waltham St. 781-274-0089WEBSITE
Via Lago - lunch cafe serving sandwiches, salads, soups, and dinner restaurant; 1845 Mass. Ave. 781-861-6174WEBSITE

Lexington Restaurants - tourlexington.us ; Visitor Center website listing of restaurantsWEBSITE

Accommodations
Aloft Lexington - modern style hotel; spa, workout room and pool; near Minuteman Nat'l. Park; 727 Marrett Rd. 781-761-1700WEBSITE
Concord's Colonial Inn - historic colonial style inn; lodging and restaurant; brunch, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea; 48 Monument Sq., Concord 978-369-9200WEBSITE
Element Lexington - modern style efficiency units; indoor heated pool; near Minuteman Nat'l. Park; 727 Marrett Rd. 781-761-1750WEBSITE
Hawthorne Inn Bed & Breakfast - renovated luxury bed and breakfast; located in nearby Concord; across from Hawthorne's home, Wayside; 462 Lexington Rd., Concord 978-369-5610WEBSITE
Inn at Hastings Park - luxury inn; three colonial style buidlings; on-site dining; guestrooms & suites; walk to Lexington Ctr.; 2027 Mass. Ave. 781-301-6660WEBSITE
Mary Van's My Old House - featured on PBS for renovations; dogs allowed; near bikepath; 12 Plainfield St. 781-861-7057WEBSITE
Morgan's Rest - a/c, WiFi, children welcome; 205 Follen Rd. 781-652-8018WEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Buckman Tavern - information from Lexington Historical Society; located downtown near Lexington Battle Green; 1 Bedford St. 781-862-4731WEBSITE
Hancock-Clarke House - Lexington Historical Society; 1/4 mile from the Buckman Tavern downtown; 35 Hancock St. 781-861-0928WEBSITE
Lexington Historical Society - museum; website has information for planning your visit; 13 Depot Sq. 781-862-1703WEBSITE
Lexington Venue - small individually owned theater in town; second run and independent movies; 1794 Mass. Ave. 781-861-6161WEBSITE
Lexington Visitors Center - Lexington visitor information; 1875 Mass. Ave. 781-862-1450WEBSITE
Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge Visitor Center - National Park Service; location of opening battle of American Revolution; 174 Liberty St., Concord 978-369-6993WEBSITE
Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor Center - National Park Service; hike or drive to Hartwell Tavern, Paul Revere Capture Site; 250 North Great Rd., Lincoln 781-674-1920WEBSITE
Munroe Tavern - Lexington Historical Society; 1 mile east from the Buckman Tavern downtown; 1332 Mass. Ave. 781-862-0295WEBSITE
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library - Scottish cultural museum spanning Revolutionary times to present; 33 Marrett Rd. 781-861-6559WEBSITE
Battle Road Unlimited - re-enactment of battles of Lexington & Concord; details on events for visitorsWEBSITE
Calendar of Reenactment Events - battleroad.org; March and April; many events on Patriot's Day in AprilWEBSITE
Epitaphs at Old Burying Ground - http://dunhamwilcox.net; genealogy siteWEBSITE
History of the U.S.S. Lexington - ship is now located in Corpus Christi, TexasWEBSITE
Lexington Battle Green - description of battle at eyewitnesstohistory.com; Lexington Common; downtownWEBSITE
Lexington Minute Men Company - re-enactors honoring Patriots who died for America's independenceWEBSITE
Liberty Ride - trolley tour through Lexington & Concord; includes admission to 3 historical housesWEBSITE
Minuteman Bike Share - bike share program by Zagster sponsored by the town of Lexington; downtown locations for pick up and drop offWEBSITE
Minuteman Bikeway - bicycle path through downtown Lexington and surrounding townsWEBSITE
More info on the Old Burying Ground - britishredcoat.blogspot.comWEBSITE
More Information about U.S.S. Lexington Memorial - www.tourlexington.usWEBSITE
More Information Buckman Tavern - Lexington Historical Society; seasonal hours and tours; also, virtual tours at websiteWEBSITE
More Information Hancock-Clarke House - Lexington Historical Society; seasonal hours and tours; also, virtual tours at websiteWEBSITE
More Information Minute Man Historical Park - seasonal movie and guided tours; National Park Service; check hoursWEBSITE
More Information Munroe Tavern - Lexington Historical Society; seasonal hours and tours; also, virtual tour at websiteWEBSITE
Patriots Day - lexingtonma.gov; town of Lexington's information page about the annual Patriots Day events in Lexington; 781-862-0500WEBSITE
Patriots Day Events - lexingtonhistory.org; Lexington Historical Society information about Patriots Day events that take place annually on the weekend of the third Monday of AprilWEBSITE
Revolutionary Monument - located at Lexington Battle Green; also known as the Lexington Common; downtownWEBSITE
The Old Belfry - Lexington Historical Society; historic old bell tower located downtown on hill off of Mass. Ave. near libraryWEBSITE
The Old Burying Ground - Lexington Historical Society site at First Parish Church, near Lexington Battle Green, downtown; Mass. Ave.WEBSITE
The Old Depot - historic train depot; now part of Lexington Historical SocietyWEBSITE
U.S.S. Lexington Memorial - picture of memorial by Lions Club of LexingtonWEBSITE
Where to Start - overview of Battle Road tours; battleroad.org; reenactments of Battles of Lexington & ConcordWEBSITE

Kids
Buckman Tavern - information from Lexington Historical Society; located downtown near Lexington Battle Green; 1 Bedford St. 781-862-4731WEBSITE
Hancock-Clarke House - Lexington Historical Society; 1/4 mile from the Buckman Tavern downtown; 35 Hancock St. 781-861-0928WEBSITE
Lexington Historical Society - museum; website has information for planning your visit; 13 Depot Sq. 781-862-1703WEBSITE
Lexington Venue - small individually owned theater in town; second run and independent movies; 1794 Mass. Ave. 781-861-6161WEBSITE
Lexington Visitors Center - Lexington visitor information; 1875 Mass. Ave. 781-862-1450WEBSITE
Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge Visitor Center - National Park Service; location of opening battle of American Revolution; 174 Liberty St., Concord 978-369-6993WEBSITE
Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor Center - National Park Service; hike or drive to Hartwell Tavern, Paul Revere Capture Site; 250 North Great Rd., Lincoln 781-674-1920WEBSITE
Munroe Tavern - Lexington Historical Society; 1 mile east from the Buckman Tavern downtown; 1332 Mass. Ave. 781-862-0295WEBSITE
Battle Road Unlimited - re-enactment of battles of Lexington & Concord; details on events for visitorsWEBSITE
Calendar of Reenactment Events - battleroad.org; March and April; many events on Patriot's Day in AprilWEBSITE
Epitaphs at Old Burying Ground - http://dunhamwilcox.net; genealogy siteWEBSITE
History of the U.S.S. Lexington - ship is now located in Corpus Christi, TexasWEBSITE
Lexington Battle Green - description of battle at eyewitnesstohistory.com; Lexington Common; downtownWEBSITE
Lexington Minute Men Company - re-enactors honoring Patriots who died for America's independenceWEBSITE
Liberty Ride - trolley tour through Lexington & Concord; includes admission to 3 historical housesWEBSITE
Minuteman Bike Share - bike share program by Zagster sponsored by the town of Lexington; downtown locations for pick up and drop offWEBSITE
Minuteman Bikeway - bicycle path through downtown Lexington and surrounding townsWEBSITE
More info on the Old Burying Ground - britishredcoat.blogspot.comWEBSITE
More Information about U.S.S. Lexington Memorial - www.tourlexington.usWEBSITE
More Information Buckman Tavern - Lexington Historical Society; seasonal hours and tours; also, virtual tours at websiteWEBSITE
More Information Hancock-Clarke House - Lexington Historical Society; seasonal hours and tours; also, virtual tours at websiteWEBSITE
More Information Minute Man Historical Park - seasonal movie and guided tours; National Park Service; check hoursWEBSITE
More Information Munroe Tavern - Lexington Historical Society; seasonal hours and tours; also, virtual tour at websiteWEBSITE
Patriots Day - lexingtonma.gov; town of Lexington's information page about the annual Patriots Day events in Lexington; 781-862-0500WEBSITE
Patriots Day Events - lexingtonhistory.org; Lexington Historical Society information about Patriots Day events that take place annually on the weekend of the third Monday of AprilWEBSITE
Playgrounds - Town Recreation Department; Lexington playgrounds and picnic areasWEBSITE
Revolutionary Monument - located at Lexington Battle Green; also known as the Lexington Common; downtownWEBSITE
The Old Belfry - Lexington Historical Society; historic old bell tower located downtown on hill off of Mass. Ave. near libraryWEBSITE
The Old Burying Ground - Lexington Historical Society site at First Parish Church, near Lexington Battle Green, downtown; Mass. Ave.WEBSITE
The Old Depot - historic train depot; now part of Lexington Historical SocietyWEBSITE
U.S.S. Lexington Memorial - picture of memorial by Lions Club of LexingtonWEBSITE
Where to Start - overview of Battle Road tours; battleroad.org; reenactments of Battles of Lexington & ConcordWEBSITE

Photo Gallery

Catch A Falling Star, Depot Square, Lexington, Ma.
Catch A Falling Star, Depot Square, Lexington, Ma.

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Omar's World of Comics and Hobbies, Waltham St., Lexington, Ma.
Omar's World of Comics and Hobbies, Waltham St., Lexington, Ma.

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Upper Crust Pizzeria, Waltham St., Lexington, Ma.
Upper Crust Pizzeria, Waltham St., Lexington, Ma.

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Abbott's Frozen Custard, Mass. Ave., Lexington, Ma.
Abbott's Frozen Custard, Mass. Ave., Lexington, Ma.

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Sweet Thyme Bakery, Mass. Ave., Lexington
Sweet Thyme Bakery, Mass. Ave., Lexington

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Via Lago, Mass. Ave., Lexington
Via Lago, Mass. Ave., Lexington

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Rancatore's Ice Cream and Yogurt, Lexington, Ma.
Rancatore's Ice Cream and Yogurt, Lexington, Ma.

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Lexington Venue, Lexington, Ma.
Lexington Venue, Lexington, Ma.

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Artinian Jewelers, Lexington, Ma.
Artinian Jewelers, Lexington, Ma.

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JackRabbit, running sneakers and gear, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
JackRabbit, running sneakers and gear, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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The Crafty Yankee, Lexington, Ma.
The Crafty Yankee, Lexington, Ma.

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Cake, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Cake, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Emilia's Creations, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Emilia's Creations, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Ride Studio Cafe, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Ride Studio Cafe, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Minuteman Bikeway through downtown, Lexington, Ma.
Minuteman Bikeway through downtown, Lexington, Ma.

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Zagster, Minuteman Bike Share, Cary Memorial Library on Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Zagster, Minuteman Bike Share, Cary Memorial Library on Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Avenue Deli, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Avenue Deli, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Buckman Tavern near Lexington Battle Green, Lexington, Ma.
Buckman Tavern near Lexington Battle Green, Lexington, Ma.

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Lexington Green, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Lexington Green, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Liberty Ride, Lexington, Ma.
Liberty Ride, Lexington, Ma.

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Revolve Consignment Boutique, Mass. Ave., Lexington
Revolve Consignment Boutique, Mass. Ave., Lexington

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Mario's Italian Restaurant, Mass. Ave., Lexington
Mario's Italian Restaurant, Mass. Ave., Lexington

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Il Casale Cucina Campana and Bar, Mass. Ave., Lexington
Il Casale Cucina Campana and Bar, Mass. Ave., Lexington

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Love at First Bite, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Love at First Bite, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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Panera Bread, Main St., Lexington, Ma.
Panera Bread, Main St., Lexington, Ma.

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