Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775.
The holiday (Officially observed on Monday, April 21, 2014), and the entire weekend, is celebrated with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies.
2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
NOTE: This is a preliminary schedule. More details will be added in the coming weeks.
Saturday, April 12th
Meriam's Corner Exercise
Paul Revere Capture Ceremony
Saturday, April 19th
(NOTE: The "Battle Road" event, including the Bloody Angle Battle Demonstration that usually takes place at Hartwell Tavern in Lincoln will NOT be held this year.)
"Armed as According to Law," A Living History Event presented by Minute Man NHP and Concord Museum, featuring Captain David Brown's Company
(NOTE: More information and an event schedule will be available soon.)
Arrival of the Sudbury Militia
Sunday, April 20th
Warlike Preparations at the Barrett Farm
Monday, April 21st (Patriot's Day observed)
Lexington Battle Reenactment
Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight, and Concord Parade
3rd U.S. Infantry, "The Old Guard"
Saturday, April 26th
Battle Road Heroes
Did You Know?
The first battle of the American Revolution began at dawn, April 19, 1775, with a one-sided British victory in Lexington. 8 militiamen were killed and 10 wounded. It ended that evening with the British Regulars fighting for their lives on the road to Boston against nearly 4,000 Colonial militiamen. More...