Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts

The final thing we saw in Concord was the Old North Bridge.

Trip to Concord, MA

It is part of the Minute Man National Historical Park. This is where the opening battle of the American Revolution took place on April 19, 1775.

The Old North Bridge is famous for being the location of the “shot heard around the world.”
Trip to Concord, MA

The original bridge was long gone, but this replica from 1956 was restored in 2005 and is a few hundred yards from the original location.

Below is Daniel Chester French’s statue, Minute Man. This statue is on the western bank of the Concord River and looks toward the bridge.

Trip to Concord, MA

Trip to Concord, MA

Trip to Concord, MA

In 1910, residents of Concord placed a plaque to mark the graves of British soldiers who died at the bridge:

Trip to Concord, MA

Trip to Concord, MA

Recap of the day:
Breakfast in Downtown Concord
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Orchard House
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Old North Bridge

Wow, we saw a lot! Thanks Tonya for a great day!

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