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Tommy2022 May 2014 7:09 p.m. PST

Hey all-

I'm taking the family to Boston later this summer. My wife & I have both been before, but this will be the first time for my 9yo. Would welcome any suggestions for history-related sights/activities appropriate for his age, but am specifically interested in the best way to do Lexington & Concord. We're staying in the Back Bay area. Is renting a car and doing it on our own best, or are there any particularly good tours that we can catch in the city that will get us out there and back?

Thanks in advance!

Tommy2024 May 2014 10:34 p.m. PST


Youngknight Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2014 9:46 a.m. PST


There are a number of tours that you can pickup on or near Lexington Green i Lexington, MA. They generally visit the main points along Battle Road which runs roughly from Lexington Green to the Old North Bridge in Concord. Guides in period costume tell a lot of good stories and varied information.

There's not a lot of public transportation from the Back Bay to Lexington but it's an easy 30-40 minute ride so renting a car is probably a good idea. Not certain if there are any tours that leave from Boston, but the hotel should know. The Freedom Trail in Boston is a good take as is the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). Concord has a lot of nice restaurants and shops and the Battle Road sites are well maintained having just undergone some major renovations. The museum and show at the Lexington Museum is well done.

Here is one tour company as an example. link

Hope this helps

Tommy2028 May 2014 7:01 p.m. PST

That pretty much confirms what I was thinking, but glad to have the local perspective. I'll ask the concierge, but it sounds like renting a car is the way to go.


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