From Our Park Library
THE LIBRARY OF MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK has approximately 1,600 volumes that pertain primarily to the park's themes: the Battle of April 19, 1775; the American Revolution; 18th century life; and The Wayside: Home of Authors. The Wayside is a historic house museum once owned by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and National Historic Landmark.
Minute Man National Historical Park is home to a great wealth of historic sites, structures, and landscapes associated with the openning battle of the American Revolutionary War. Our Historic Structure and Cultural Landscape Reports will give you a detailed insider's view of some of the park's more interesting resources. Additional reports will be added to this site as they become available. Caution: These are large files and may take a few minutes to download.
Did You Know?
The first monument at the North Bridge site was dedicated on July 4th, 1837. "The Concord Hymn," written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, was sung during the ceremony, and thus the phrase "the shot heard round the world" was linked with the North Bridge fight for the first time. Henry David Thoreau sang in the choir.