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
Friday, April 19th
"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 and Parade
Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight, and Concord Parade
Saturday, April 26th
Battle Road Heroes
Did You Know?
The Hartwell family, prosperous farmers, owned and operated the Hartwell Tavern. The Hartwells’ house doubled as a tavern, serving travelers to and from Boston. Living history demonstrations provide a glimpse of life at the time of the Revolution. More...