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America's most patriotic national parks

July 2, 2012, 5:48 p.m.
Minute Man National Historic Park

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Minute Man National Historic Park

Minute Man National Historic Park in Massachusetts celebrates the people who were instrumental in beginning the American Revolution. Lexington and Concord, the sites of the first two skirmishes of the war, are included in the park. Sitting about 22 miles outside of Boston, Minute Man is easy to reach and is a great place to enjoy the rural side of this historic state. Ranger-guided tours and programs are available from May through October, and historic re-enactments take place regularly. The 5-mile Battle Road Trail connects two battle sites and gives hikers and bikers a taste of the forest landscapes.