33 Marrett Rd. (Rte. 2A), Lexington; (617) 861-9638
What better town for a national heritage museum than that watched over by the regal Minuteman statue? Like our country itself, this museum is ever-changing; exhibitions circulate every few months in the six display areas. Some shows have a true historical focus, like Paul Revere: The Man Behind the Myth. Others are more lighthearted: Recently, visitors could check out Jeans and Leather Jackets: Street Cool to Urban Chic! Hey, it’s all part of the American culture.
Along with a dozen exhibitions a year, the museum sponsors movies, lectures, and concerts. Once or twice a month, family programs of music, storytelling, or magic will divert the kiddies; these events generally cost $3 per child, and $1 for accompanying grownups. Otherwise, admission to the museum is free, as is the parking. Now, that should always be the American way! Whether you’re coming by land or by sea, hours are 10 am. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 P.M. Sundays.