Cambridge, Lexington and Concord
Journey along the Battle Trail! Visit Harvard Yard, the oldest part of Harvard University. See Cambridge Common, where Washington took control of the Continental Army. Admire the three British cannons captured by the patriots in 1775, as well as a Civil War monument and a memorial commemorating the Irish Famine.
Drive along "Tory Row," past the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet and educator. Follow the route Paul Revere took as he warned the countryside that "the British are coming!" Stand on Lexington Green, where Captain Jonathan Parker and 77 Minutemen stood their ground against 700 of England's finest regulars.
In Concord, journey past the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, gothic novelist, Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist and poet. Finally, you'll make your way to the Old North Bridge, where "the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard 'round the world".
3 hours 30 minutes