North Bridge Visitor Center

Local nameNorth Bridge Visitor Center
LocationConcord, Massachusetts, United States

The North Bridge, often colloquially called the Old North Bridge, is a historic site in Concord, Massachusetts spanning the Concord River. On April 19, 1775, the first day of the American Revolutionary War, provincial minutemen and militia companies numbering approximately 400 engaged roughly 90 British Army troops at this location. The battle was the first instance in which American forces advanced in formation on the British regulars, inflicted casualties, and routed their opponents. It was a pivotal moment in the Battles of Lexington and Concord and in American history. The significance of the historic events at the North Bridge inspired Ralph Waldo Emerson to refer to the moment as the "shot heard round the world."

There were at least eight iterations of the North Bridge constructed over four centuries. The current wooden pedestrian bridge, an approximate replica of the bridge that stood at the time of the battle, was built in 1956 and extensively restored in 2005.

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Cambridge, Lexington and Concord from 54 USD

Opening hours

In 2015

March 3 - 31
Tue - Sat: 11 am - 3 pm

Apr 1 - Oct 31
Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Nov 3 - Dec 31
Tue - Sat: 11 am - 3 pm

The park is open sunrise to sunset.

Admission

Free of charge.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Bridge

Address 174 Liberty St, 01742, United States

Coordinates 42°28'15.338" N -71°21'9.216" E

Tours and activities: North Bridge Visitor Center

Cambridge, Lexington and Concord

from 54 USD

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