6 Sights & Landmarks in Lincoln That You Shouldn't Miss

May 17, 2022 Misti Hsu

Discover the best top things to do in Lincoln, United States including Gropius House, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Codman Community Farms, Minute Man Visitor Center, Ponyhenge, Codman Estate.

1. Gropius House

68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105 +1 781-259-8098 [email protected] http://www.historicnewengland.org
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Gropius House

This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus movement. Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Modest in scale, the 1938 Gropius home was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture -- wood, brick, and fieldstone -- with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time -- glass block, acoustical plaster, and chrome banisters, along with the latest technology in fixtures.In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains an important collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer made in the Bauhaus workshops.With all the family possessions still in place, the house has an immediacy rarely found in house museums.

Reviewed By colvinkathy - Jacksonville Beach, United States

If you have an interest in the stars of "modern" architecture, put this house on the top of your list. When it was built, it was situated on a hill, in an apple orchard with a glimpse of Walden Pond in the distance. Gropius transplanted small tree specimens for shade and variety, and added an Asian garden off the patio. The original landscape trees are enormous; the pond is no longer visible, but the house orientation is still significant for attention to the window orientation, for solar gain. Industrial materials were adapted for residential construction, and the interior furnishings are mostly built-in. There is also a superb collection of original furniture designed by Gropius contemporaries.

2. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

208 S Great Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-4816 +1 781-259-2200 http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Drumlin_Farm/index.php
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Reviewed By 832derekc

We go to Drumlin Farms all the time with our small children. They love the animals, climbing on the big rock, and hiking on the paths.

3. Codman Community Farms

58 Codman Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3714 +1 781-259-0456 http://www.codmancommunityfarms.org
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Codman Community Farms

Reviewed By 832derekc

We drove out to Drumlin Farms, realized we hadn’t reserved a spot, and then found this just a minute or two away. Kids age 2, 4, and 7. We saw chickens, cows, and pigs. They had the sugar shack going, processing sap to make maple syrup. The sugar shack itself is charming. My kids loved climbing on piles of logs waiting to be cut up. We purchased some bread, bagels, and donuts and ate at one of the 10+ picnic tables.

4. Minute Man Visitor Center

250 N Great Rd Off Route 2A Near The Eastern End Of The Park Entrance, Lincoln, MA 01773-1702 +1 978-369-6993 http://NPS.gov
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Minute Man Visitor Center

Reviewed By Wildflower01945 - Amherst, United States

This is where I stopped first to get an overview of Minute Man National Park. It was worth it! I got maps; a perspective of what this park is about- April 18-19th, 1775; and what to see. The park rangers were very helpful, friendly and know the area and park well. The multimedia presentation was excellent and done in such a way that I remembered more as I walked through the park and on Battle Road Trail. The visitor center has bathrooms, a gift shop, and hosts the 20 minute presentation every half hour. On rainy days there is plenty of space in the lobby to get out of the rain. Several ranger led tours are available from that location and other places along the Battle Road Trail. I didn't do them because most of them run June 16th to the end of October and I was in the park in early June. Outside, I saw school groups eating right in front of the entrance and also in a park with bleachers between the parking lot and the visitor center building. As far as I can tell, this section is wheel chair accessible. The walk from the parking lot is about 5 minutes and there was plenty of parking when I went. If you are going during peak season - July & August, I would suggest going early. The school and bus groups were not a bother except when the 3 stall women's bathroom filled up. There was plenty of space otherwise. I watched the presentation late in the afternoon after the groups were gone. I don't know if they would fill the auditorium but it doesn't appear to be a large space. The seating is on benches so it's variable and I'm not sure what the park's policy is regarding standing room. I will be returning to go to some of the free tours and when the historical buildings are open. If you found this review helpful, please press thank below.

5. Ponyhenge

Old Sudbury Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 https://www.facebook.com/Ponyhenge-463357580698306/
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3.5 based on 6 reviews

Ponyhenge

Reviewed By 832derekc

We stumbled across ponyhenge without knowing it was there. It’s just a fun little circle of old toy ponies.

6. Codman Estate

34 Codman Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3714 +1 617-994-6690 http://historicnewengland.org
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

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