• The North Bridge, Concord MA.

    Minute Man

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Trash Policy

Why are there no trash receptacles?
Minute Man National Historical Park has a carry in, carry out policy. What you tote in, you must tote out. This includes any form of trash; bottles, cans, paper, left over lunch bages, wrappers, etc. There are no public trash receptacles in the Park to dispose of waste materials.

While Minute Man National Historical Park does have a recycling program, it is not equipped to handle the waste generated by every park visitor. Please remember to pack discarded materials or any such other items out with you as you prepare to leave, and leave the park beautiful for others to enjoy.

Did You Know?

militia muster

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.