Lexington's oldest-souled 10-year-old, the Liberty Ride, is celebrating its first decade with an anniversary present for local residents.
Through the end of the season, the Liberty Ride is rolling back rates by more than half for Lexington residents who hop on afternoon tours at the .
According to a Liberty Ride press release, for the daily 1 or 2:30 p.m. trolley tours, Lexington residents will receive more than a 50 percent discount on current rates as their prices are rolled back a decade to the Ride’s inaugural season (2002). For the remainder of the 2011 season -- which ends Oct. 30 -- adults can board the Liberty Ride for $10 per person; children ages 5-17 only $5.
“With Lexington’s 300th anniversary approaching, there’s no better time to delve into the history of our town and the surrounding area,” Dawn McKenna, chairwoman of Lexington's Tourism Committee, said in a press release. “This remarkable discount is a thank you to Lexington residents whose initial support underwrote today’s successful venture.“
The Liberty Ride travels the history Battle Road through Lexington, Lincoln and Concord as a period-dressed tour guide recounts the events of April 19, 1775, the first day of the American Revolution.
Each of the Ride's 10 or so tour guides puts his or her own twist on the narrative and stops include the and Concord's North Bridge. (Check out the video of a recent tour.)
To receive the discount, tickets must be purchased on the trolley at the National Heritage Museum stop at the corner of Marrett and Massachusetts Avenue. Also, proof of Lexington residency will be required.