Known as the “Birthplace of American Liberty,” Lexington, Massachusetts is one of the most well-known towns in New England. That’s why you should plan a visit, and if you want to avoid the summer tourist crowds, consider going during the spring, especially since the famous battles of Lexington and Concord are what kicked off the Revolutionary War on April 19th, 1775. But there is also so much more to the town than just American history. There’s music, nature, and outdoor fun to be found as well!
Visit a Historic Lexington Landmark
Every trip to Lexington should involve a stop at the Lexington Battle Green. This National Historic Landmark is considered consecrated ground, as it’s where the Lexington militia confronted 800 British Regulars at dawn on April 19, 1775. It is also one of the only places in the United States where the U.S. flag is authorized by Congress to fly 24 hours a day.
While you’re there, pay a visit to the Minute Man Statue and the United States’ oldest war memorial. There are also free guided walking tours on weekends during April and May. If you love history, you can’t miss this opportunity.
A Night at the Symphony
Classical music enthusiasts are in luck when they come to Lexington. The Lexington Symphony is a world-class orchestra that performs at the historic Cary Hall. Entertaining and enriching, the orchestra consists of accomplished musicians and a renowned conductor with a passion for classical music. Dedicated to making classical music accessible to all, they offer world-class programming, affordable tickets, and outreach programs that encourage a love of music to all ages. The Symphony offers six programs each season, so check the calendar and plan your trip around their spring concert.
Local and Sustainable Spring Produce
For over 135 years, Wilson Farm has been producing fresh, affordable, locally grown produce for Lexington. That’s why you should head over to their farmstand and treat yourself to fresh spring fruits and vegetables and goodies from their exceptional bakery. Their cheese shop stocks nearly 200 varieties of locally made, domestic, and imported cheeses. If you want a delicious meal you don’t have to cook and aren’t interested in waiting for a seat at a restaurant, pick up a prepared meal from the farm’s kitchen. You’re sure to leave the farm full and satisfied.
Golfing season starts in April, so plan on hitting the links at Pine Meadows Golf Club. Owned by the Town of Lexington, this professionally maintained, nine-hole, public golf course is perfect for experienced and new golf enthusiasts alike. It provides a challenging layout for all levels of play, and you can even sign up for some golf lessons from a professional instructor. Just make sure to book your tee time at least one week in advance, especially when the season starts.
Whether you’re looking to see where the Revolutionary War started or enjoy classic spring activities, Lexington is your perfect destination. Shake off the winter snow and begin planning your visit.