Lexington Green

Also known as: Lexington Common, Battle Green
Massachusetts and Hancock Sts., Lexington, Massachusetts


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Sometime between midnight and one o'clock on the morning of April 19, 1775, Paul Revere arrived in Lexington, bringing word that British troops were on their way. The alarm thus sounded, Lexington's Minute Men assembled on the Green under the command of Captain Parker, whose orders were clear: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here!" Gunfire ensued, and the Revolution had begun. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 20, 1961

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Plaza; Battle site
Current functions
Park; Monument/marker
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1750-1799
Significant years
1775; 1799; 1900
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 4

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett