The Battle Road - April 19, 1775

The Road to Revolutions

The Battle Road follows the approximate path of the British regulars during the battles that marked the start of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775—where the “shot heard round the world” was fired. The byway runs along approximately fifteen miles of roads in the communities of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord, including part of the Minute Man National Historical Park. Not only is this route famous for its role in the American Revolution; The Battle Road Byway is a “Road to Revolutions” because of literary, environmental, and technological revolutions that have occurred throughout its history that continue today.