Ranger Programs and tours

Road to Revolution theater. Minute Man Visitor Center

MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM (Free)
"The Road To Revolution"

Located at the Minute Man Visitor Center, this award winning, multimedia theater program gives an excellent introduction to the historic events of April 19, 1775.

Shown every thirty minutes, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Daily, April 1 - October 31, 2015

To make reservations for your group (recommended for groups larger than 15 people), call (978) 318 - 7832 or email
Spring 2015 reservations are now open. Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 reservations open June 1, 2015.

Please note, if you are looking to make a reservation for Spring 2015 and contact us after April 1st we will only be taking spring 2015 reservations by email after that date.

RESERVATION POLICY - Please read carefully
Weekdays in April - June, and the month of October, bus tours and other large groups are welcome to reserve any slot between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. However, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. schools that have reserved the "Rebels, Redcoats and Homespun Heroes" ranger-guided education program take priority. No other groups may reserve those times. Unscheduled groups of 15 people or more who arrive between the times of 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. will be seated as general public as space allows.


 
Minute Man Statue
North Bridge, Concord MA.

NORTH BRIDGE RANGER PROGRAM

"Some Were For Making A Stand"
Location: North Bridge
(rain location, North Bridge Visitor Center)
Saturday and Sunday, May 16 - June 13, 2015
2:30 p.m.
Daily June 21 - October 31, 2015
11:30 a.m., 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Join a Ranger for a 20 minute program at the benches by the North Bridge. Learn about the opening battle of the American Revolution, which occurred here on April 19, 1775, and the powerful legacy of this event in American history.


 
Minute Man firing a musket

HARTWELL TAVERN RANGER PROGRAMS

"Muster the Minute Men!" Ranger-led activity and musket firing demonstration: Join a costumed park ranger and learn about the Massachusetts militia and minute men at the start of the American Revolution. Participate in a militia muster and drill with wooden muskets. You will be challenged to master REAL battle formations from 1775. The program includes a musket firing demonstration. People with hearing impairments or hearing aids should exercise caution. 20 minutes - FREE

Wednesday - Sunday, June 21 - August 13, 2015
Monday and Saturday, August 16 - October 31, 2015

Program Times: 10:15 a.m., 12:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.

Please note: Flintlock muskets do not function well in the rain. If you are visiting on a rainy day, please inquire at Minute Man Visitor Center (781) 674 - 1920 whether or not the program will be taking place.

Ranger-led Battle Site Exploration: Bloody Angle
Gather at Hartwell Tavern and walk down the Battle Road Trail to the site of one of the sharpest engagements of the day. where colonial militiamen caught the British soldiers in a deadly crossfire.

Wednesday - Sunday, June 21 - August 13, 2015

Program Times: 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.


 
Whittemore House

Whittemore House, Lexington MA.

WHITTEMORE HOUSE PROGRAMS

"Muster the Minute Men!" Ranger-led activity and musket firing demonstration: Join a costumed park ranger and learn about the Massachusetts militia and minute men at the start of the American Revolution. Participate in a militia muster and drill with wooden muskets. You will be challenged to master REAL battle formations from 1775. The program includes a musket firing demonstration. People with hearing impairments or hearing aids should exercise caution. 20 minutes - FREE

Monday and Tuesday, June 21 - August 13, 2015
Tuesday and Thursday, August 16 - October 31, 2015

Program Times: 10:15 a.m., 12:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.

Please note: Flintlock muskets do not function well in the rain. If you are visiting on a rainy day, please inquire at Minute Man Visitor Center (781) 674 - 1920 whether or not the program will be taking place.

Ranger-led Battle Site Exploration: Parker's Revenge
Gather at Whittemore House and explore the site where Captain John Parker and the Lexington militia fought the British for the second time with far different results than the first!

Monday and Tuesday, June 21 - August 13, 2015

Program Times: 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

 
The Wayside: Home of Authors

Wayside Programs
The Wayside: Home of Authors will remain closed through 2015 for renovation.



 
Battle Road Trail Walk

BATTLE ROAD TRAIL WALKS

Saturday, May 23 and August 1, 2015
Join a park ranger for a 3 1/2 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 through the perspective of the Concord Authors. Bring plenty of water! For more information, click on the schedule of events link.

Tour will meet at Minute Man Visitor Center and shuttle to Meriam's Corner

Program Time: 12:30 p.m.

Please note: If raining, please inquire at Minute Man Visitor Center (781) 674 - 1920 whether or not the walk is still taking place.


 
Park Ranger Roger Fuller as a British soldier

The British Redcoat
Far from home, the British Redcoat of 1775 was faced with declining budgets, duplicitous fatives, and a divided people back home. His task was to keep the peace and stop and insurgency from breaking out. Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller, dressed as a British Redcoat, to explore the experience of the British soldier of 1775. FREE

Minute Man Visitor Center
Sunday, May 31, June 14, July 19, August 7, September 2, October 4 and 25
1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Amos Doolittle - Combat Artist
In the aftermath of April 19, 1775, Amos Doolittle, a soldier from Connecticut, created images of the event to record these scenes for posterity. Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller for a fifty-minute walking tour of the Concord combat area through the eyes of Amos Doolittle. The tour will gather in Concord center at the base of Concord's Old Hill Burying Ground, located next to St. Bernard's Church, and conclude at North Bridge. FREE

Old Hill Burying Ground next to St. Bernard's Church
Saturday, June 13, and September 19
2:00 p.m.


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