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Getting There

From downtown Boston, take Storrow Drive or Memorial Drive to Route 2. Take Route 2 from Cambridge through Belmont, exit at Route 4/225, and follow signs to the center of Lexington. Or take Route 128 (I-95) to exit 31A and follow the signs. Massachusetts Avenue -- the same Mass. Ave. you saw in Boston and Cambridge -- runs through Lexington. There's metered parking on the street and in several municipal lots, and free parking at the National Heritage Museum and the National Historical Park.

The MBTA (tel. 617/222-3200; www.mbta.com) runs bus route nos. 62 (Bedford) and 76 (Hanscom) to Lexington from Alewife station, the last stop on the Red Line. The one-way fare is $1.25 with a CharlieCard or $1.50 with a CharlieTicket, and the trip takes about 25 minutes. Buses leave every hour during the day and every half-hour during rush periods, Monday through Saturday. There's no Sunday service. The bus route passes the Munroe Tavern and the National Heritage Museum, if you prefer not to walk from the center of town. There's no public transit between Lexington and Concord, but the seasonal Liberty Ride tour connects the towns.

Touring Lexington & Concord

The Liberty Ride (tel. 781/862-0500, ext. 702; www.libertyride.us) is a 90-minute trolley tour, narrated by a costumed guide, that connects the attractions in Lexington and Concord. It operates from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday of Patriots' Day weekend and daily from Memorial Day weekend through late October; check ahead for schedules. Tickets -- $25 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 17, free for children under 5 -- are good for 24 hours and include admission to all three Lexington Historical Society houses. There's free parking at the National Heritage Museum and the national park, and your ticket entitles you to discounts at local attractions.

Visitor Information

The Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420 (tel. 781/862-2480; www.lexingtonchamber.org), on the Battle Green, distributes sketch maps and information. It's open daily from 9am to 5pm (Dec-Mar 10am-4pm).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.