Boston Common, Boston : Dating back to 1634, Boston Common is America’s oldest public park; Puritan colonists originally purchased the 44 acres for livestock to graze on. British soldiers camped here before the battles of Concord and Lexington, and Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the luminaries who have spoken on this turf. Today, the downtown haven is popular for activities like ice-skating and rides on the iconic swan boats in the adjacent Public Garden lagoon. (T&L)
The famous Shot Heard Round the World took place just outside of Boston at the Old North Bridge. The pedestrian walkway, a replication of the one which stood during the battles of Lexington and Concord, is a part of the Minute Man National Historic Park. http://www.constitutionfacts.com/founders-library/constitutional-landmarks/
This picture represents the battle of Lexington and Concord. This was the first battle of the revolutionary war. British troops destroyed some supplies but minutemen pushed them back to Boston. The first shot was said to be the shot heard 'round the world.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord first began on April 19, 1775. The british heard that the americans were holding large amounts of weapons at Concord, so they sent vast amounts of troops their. The british ran into a blockade at Lexington, then were beaten at Concord.