Liberty to Work and Travel - Lexington, Massachusetts
National Heritage Museum
Birthplace of Liberty
The American Revolution began in Lexington and because of that, today we have the liberty to travel across the country for vacations, job search, retirement, or any other reason. We celebrate these freedoms every day in the Birthplace of Liberty, just 11 miles outside Boston and its former and latter day tea parties.
The official Visitors Center in Lexington stands just across the way from the historic Battle Green where it all began for the USA. It is open 362 days every year to welcome residents, vacationers, and school groups with information and good hospitality. Numerous registered national landmarks in and around Lexington draw extraordinary crowds of visitors, providing interesting activities as well as enhancing the local economy.
Battle of Lexington
First Shots Fired on Lexington Common
Tours of the Battle Green, named Lexington Common in the 1700s, take visitors to the spot where the first shots of the war with England were fired.
Minutemen walked out of a local tavern armed with their muskets and lined up against a two lines of Redcoats on the common, as was the usual method of war at that time.
Today, the common green is the primary staging site for yearly reenactments of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Click this link for an online tour of the city: Virtual Lexington.
Artisans like Paul Revere were called "mechanics." He led 30 of them in watching for the Redcoats before the Revolutionary War. These 31 men (some say a few women as well) rode the countryside on horseback to spread the alarm. It was Revere's that signaled the revolution.
A Ride at Midnight from Boston
Silversmith and patriot Paul Revere is a cornerstone of the educational and vacation travel industries in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Tours take visitors to his home, where they can view his likeness, purchase reproductions of his silversmithing, and patronize his favorite tavern before viewing his grave site.
Artisans such as Revere were called "mechanics" and he led 30 of them in watching for the Redcoats before the war. These 31 men rode the country roads on horseback to spread any required alarm. It was Revere's that signaled the revolution.
Paul Revere's house is a 10-minute walk from the Green Dragon tavern, named after the style as would have been used in England. Built sometime after 1650, Revere House is the oldest home in Boston and houses a related museum. See the links below to help you plan a memorable tour through Revolutionary Era Boston, Lexington, and Concord.
Lexington, Concord, and Boston
- America's Historic Triangle
Tourism is not the only successful industry in American's Historic Triangle. Information Technology and Aerospace Industries are growing rapidly as Healthcare and Privatized Space Flight expand.
- Christmas in Williamsburg: Travel Historic America and The Thirteen Colonies
Colonial Williamsburg has undergone ongoing preservation efforts over the last several decades. The city and park offer guests a tremendous educational vacation. Christmastime is especially brilliant.
- The George Washington We Never Knew
If you want to know the heart and soul of George Washington, read this superb historical fiction that uses many facts for strength. This books stands strongly against the Washington books written or ghostwritten by TV pundits today, many filled with
Travel Lexington and Boston
- See it by Trolley: Paul Revere House | Old North Church | Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston
Visit Paul Revere's House & the Old North Church on an Old Town Trolley
- The Paul Revere House - Boston
On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national histor
- Liberty Ride
Visit the birthplaces of American liberty and 19th century literature! Board a classic trolley to ride along the historic Battle Road while your costumed guide recounts the exciting events of April 19, 1775 and the literary legacy that defined Americ
- Minute Man National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
- National Heritage Museum
The National Heritage Museum has exhibitions, programs, and collections based on American history, heritage, culture and traditions, with a particular focus on the American Revolution and Freemasonry.
Lexington: Success 2010 - 2020
With over 90,000 job openings in 2012 and 165,000 vacancies in 2015 within 25 miles of city center, Lexington is a top job market as well at the fastest growing city in Massachusetts, recognized by BusinessWeek magazine. This growth is a particular kind of poetic justice, in light of the fact that the war of revolution for American independence, business, and jobs began right here.
Offering such an attractive employment outlook in the 2010s, Lexington MA may be one of the Best Places to Move for Work in America as well -- It is is definitely the most prolific northwest suburb of Boston. From September 2009 through to April 2010, a marked increase in job listings occurred. By January 2015, over 165,000 jobs were available.
A 5% increase in number of households from 2000 - 2008 is the largest population increase in the state measured before the CENSUS2010. the city continued to grow into 2015.
Lexington is one of the most important cities in North America in a historical aspect -- It was the site of the first battle of the American Revolution. It is still vital in the 21st Century for its burgeoning Healthcare/Health Advances and Biotech industries. The Lexington Technology Park and Shire Human Genetic Therapies, both mentioned by BusinessWeek, continue to grow and produce new jobs and health strides forward.
The Healthcare sector in America is forecasted to grow not only through 2020 but through 2100 at least, given the aging of current American generations and the unexpected new leaps in organ replacement/growth, lifespan-lengthening techniques, reproductive innovations, and intriguing advances that seem like medical miracles. Sustainability is an important element incorporated into Lexington business and personal life as well.
Paul Revere, Francis Marion, and the Minutemen would look around with satisfaction.
Largest Local Employers are also Largest in the State
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Brigham & Women's Hospital
- Harvard University
- Laboratory For Nuclear Science
- MIT and MIT-Research Lab (Electronics) - Lexington
- Ma Institute Of Technology
- Children’s Hospital Boston
- Harvard University
- Liberty Mutual Group Inc
- U of MA Memorial Medical Group – Worcester suburb just SE of Lexington
- Fidelity Investments Life Ins
- Boston University
- Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
- Deutsche Bank
- John Hancock Life Ins Co
- Allmerica Prop & Casualty Co – Worcester suburb
- Tufts University Dental Clinics
- John Hancock Financial Services
- State Street Corp
- Hanover Insurance Co – Worcester suburb
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Top Hiring Companies
- Faulkner Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Boston University
- Children's Hospital Boston
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Biogen Idec
- Winter, Wyman Companies
- Northeastern University
- MIT Lincoln Laboratory
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Tufts Medical Center
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Staples; MGH; Cybercoders
Top 15 Hot Jobs
- Dental Assistants
- Front Desk Staff
- Physical Therapists
- Administrative Assistants
- Software Engineers
- Dental Hygienists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physician Assistants
- Office Managers
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Project Managers
- Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
- Business Analysts
- Sales Representatives
- Registered Nurses (RNs) - includes Travel Nurses
Additional High Demand Jobs
- Research Fellows - Several area hospitals
- Product Managers - Manufacturing and engineering
- Interns - Needed to work in a wide range of fields.
- Account Executives
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