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Bedford, Massachusetts

About Bedford, Massachusetts

Bedford, MA, is located about fifteen miles northwest of Boston near the junction of Route 3 and I-95 [Route 128] and is situated in the southern part of the Greater Merrimack Valley region.

Visit Revolutionary War History

Bedford, MA, is adjacent to Lexington and Concord and shares an important place in Revolutionary War History and the events of April 19, 1775. Minutemen gathered at the historic Fitch Tavern in Bedford before proceeding to battle in Concord. The original Bedford flag, currently housed in the Bedford public library, is the oldest known flag in the United States and was carried in the famous battle at the North Bridge in Concord.

Bedford’s town center is home to an attractive historic district with well-preserved colonial houses, a town common, as well as a vibrant commercial district with many shops and restaurants.

Colonial Pole Clapping

In April, each year in Wilson Park, Minutemen from around the region re-enact the “Pole Capping”, a practice from Colonial America showing dissatisfaction with the English government.

The Minuteman Bikeway

Celebrating the railroad history of the Area, the historic Bedford Deport Park at the terminus of the popular Minuteman Bikeway features a restored vintage passenger car, and a preserved Railroad Station and Freight House.

Bedford, MA

Quick Facts

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Total Area:
13.87 sq. miles
Land Area:
13.74 sq. miles
946 per sq. mile
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City Transportation

I-95 (also known as MA-128), MA 4/225, US-3 and MA-62
62 and 62/76 lines, MBTA bus service
Hanscom Field (IATA: BED, ICAO: KBED)

Schools and Education

Integrated Preschool Program of Bedford; Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary (K-2); Lt. Job Lane Elementary (3-5); John Glenn Middle School (6-8); Bedford High School; Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (Billerica)