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 roughly parallel to Massachusetts Route 2 along more than fifteen miles of roads in the communities of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord, including the Minute Man National Historical Park. The Battle Road Byway is a Road to Revolutions because of historic, literary, environmental, and technological revolutions that have occurred along the Byway throughout history that continue today.
This website allows visitors and residents to learn about, find, and explore the resources and stories of the Byway.
The Battle Road Byway is a Massachusetts State Scenic Byway and is managed by the Towns of Concord, Lincoln, Lexington, and Arlington, and the Minuteman National Historical Park through a Battle Road Scenic Byway Committee. Stewardship of this historic Byway is shared by a cross section of entities listed in the Battle Road Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan.