When on a self-guided visit to the park, we recommend you start by viewing our multimedia show, "The Road to Revolution." This 25 minute program provides an excellent introduction to the story of April 19, 1775.
If you are visiting with a group of 15 people or more, we strongly suggest you make a reservation. Reservations are free of charge. email.
Reservations for Autum 2014 and Spring 2015 are now open. Please note that Minute Man Visitor Center will be open only through November 2, 2014 and will then close for the winter.
If you are visiting between June 21st and October 13th, 2014 you are most welcome to attend one of our daily ranger programs, offered free to the public. No reservations are required.
Did You Know?
Often considered "ragtag" by the British regular army, the Massachusetts colonial militia was actually very well organized. With a few exceptions, able-bodied men between 16 and 60 years of age were required to serve. They were the main line of defense for the colony for nearly 150 years before the Revolution.