Lexington Battle Green

Bedford St. & Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02173- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Lexington Battle Green, or Common, is at Massachusetts Ave. and Bedford St. The common was the site of the first skirmish of the Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775, between minutemen and Concord-bound British troops. The line where the minutemen stood is marked by a boulder inscribed with Capt. John Parker's courageous words: “Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”