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Minute Man National Historical Park Recalling The Revolutionary War


Plenty of activities and programs are available for visitors to Minute Man National Historical Park this spring/NPS

With spring having taken hold in New England, there is plenty to see and do at Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts. Join the park staff for the opportunity to take a hike, listen to the sounds of fifes and drums, and more.

Battle Road Trail Walk

May 27, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Free.

Join a park ranger for a 3.5-hour guided walk along the historic Battle Road Trail. Learn about the events of April 19, 1775, landscape changes through time, and the American Revolution from the perspective of those who took part in the battle. Meeting at the Minute Man Visitor Center at 12:30 p.m., visitors will shuttle to Meriam's Corner to begin the tour. Bring plenty of water.

Pets are welcome on the tour but NOT on the shuttle. Anyone wishing to bring a pet must provide their own shuttle/transportation. Seating on the shuttles is limited to 60 people - first come, first served. Shuttle vouchers are available at Minute Man Visitor Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Middlesex County Fife and Drum Corps

May 29, 11 a.m and 2 p.m. Free.

Come listen to marches, dances, and airs popular during America's War for Independence. Fife and drum corps were used to signal troop movements during combat and camp activities. Field musicians frequently gave public concerts outside their garrisons; come hear why this music became popular entertainment.

* North Bridge at 11 a.m.

* Minute Man Visitor Center at 2 p.m.

Friends of Minute Man National Park Annual Buttrick Garden Party

May 31, 6 to 8 p.m. $35, call 978-318-7822 for tickets.

Join the Friends of Minute Man National Park on an early summer evening with the Buttrick Garden in full bloom for a backdrop. Tickets are $35, and all proceeds benefit the gardens and landscape of the park.

In the News

June 10, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.

In colonial Massachusetts, taverns were hubs of news and communication. Travelers brought news and perspectives from faraway places, and locals read newspapers, advertisements, and public notices. Current events were discussed and political issues were debated. What were local people talking about in 1775? Visit Hartwell Tavern, talk politics with local residents of 1775, and discuss the potential impact of events.

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