Battle Road and Patriots' Day Participant Information

 

Upcoming Events

  • Volunteer Work Days ~ Dates Tbd

  • Park Day~ March 23, 2024. More details coming soon.

  • Battle Road Muster ~ Saturday, March 30 (rain date Sunday, March 31), 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • The Search of the Barrett Farm~ April 7, 2024

  • Battle Road ~ Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • North Bridge Fight Commemoration~ Monday, April 15, 2024

  • Patriot Vigil~ Thursday, April 18, 2024

 

Muster Day Schedules

GUIDES & EVACUEES -muster schedule March 30, 2024 (Minute Man VC)

8:30~ Arrive at Visitors Center

8:45~ Welcome & introductions

9:00~ Historical Context for April 19th

9:50~ NPS Safety Briefing (de-escalation, crowd control, safety, chain of command, radios, medical emergencies, info cards, horse & oxen safety)

10:20~ BREAK

 

EVACUEES ONLY:

10:30~ Logistics (parking, registering, staging, programs, maps & movement)

10:45~ Interpretation (how to prepare, how to engage)

11:45~ BREAK

12:00~ Clothing & Material Culture review & feedback

12:30~ Site visit to Smith, Hartwell, Elmbrook

 

GUIDES ONLY:

10:30~ logistics of the day (arrival, signing, parking, deployment/ lock down of area… after scenario black powder team clears weapons. Volunteers sweep area. We are expected to stay. Road must be cleared. Then rope lines get cleared

10:45~ Exploring the civilian experience through primary source material.

11:15~ Guides work on interp with Michele, let’s go outside and practice! Gather outside and break :)

Military (Hartwell)

0800

Arrive at Hartwell Tavern

0815

Officers briefing at Hartwell Tavern

0830

Formation in field beside Hartwell. Arms Inspections

0915

March to Elm Brook Hill for non-firing rehearsal of the tactical scenario

0930

Elm Brook Hill rehearsal

1015

Transition to Minute Man Visitor Center

1045

Non-firing rehearsal of Parker’s Revenge tactical scenario

1115

Questions and wrap up

1130

Lunch and travel to North Bridge, Monument St. Lot

1215

North Bridge scenario rehearsal

1400

Muster ends

 

Event Schedules

  • 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Colonel James Barrett House open
  • 3:00 p.m. British gather at Major John Buttrick House
  • 3:30 p.m. British soldiers conduct a search of the Barrett House
 

Crown and Militia Forces
Parking: 55 Old Bedford Road, Lincoln MA (Lincoln North)

Registration, Inspection and Ammunition Distribution:
  • Militia: Battle Road Trail, near the 55 Old Bedford Road parking lot

  • Crown Forces: Barker House – corner of Rt 2A and old Battle Road

Schedule
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration open
  • 11:15 a.m. Arms inspection and ammunition distribution
  • 11:45 a.m. Tactical scenario: Elm Brook Hill to Samuel Hartwell
  • 12:15 p.m. Scenario ends. Clear weapons in the road near Samuel Hartwell site (NPS)
  • 12:20 p.m. March to Paul Revere Capture site for a brief rest
  • 1:00 p.m. Tactical scenario: Parker’s Revenge to Bluff
  • 1:20 p.m. Scenario ends. Clear weapons, collect ammunition (NPS)
  • 2:30 p.m. Board buses to Tower Park
Battle Road Guides and Lexington Militia
Parking for Guides: Designated NPS employee lot behind Minuteman Regional High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, Minute Man Visitor Center main visitor lot, or at the vehicle barrier at the Bluff. Lexington will be marching in from Lexington Green

Registration: Minute Man Visitor Center

Schedule
  • Time tbd. Lexington registration, inspection and ammunition
  • Time tbd. Lexington wreath laying and volley at Parker's Revenge
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Guides registration open
  • 12:00 p.m. Guides briefing
  • 12:15 p.m. Guides deploy to demonstration area
  • 12:45 p.m. Evacuees process along the route of tactical demonstration
  • 1:00 p.m. Tactical Demonstration, Parker’s Revenge to Bluff
  • 1:20 p.m. Clear weapons, collect ammunition (NPS staff)
  • 2:30 p.m. Board buses to Tower Park
Civilian Evacuees
Parking: Hartwell Tavern Parking Area Annex (156 North Great Road, Lincoln) – or – Paul Revere Capture Site (190 North Great Road, Lincoln).

Registration: Hartwell and Smith House (as assigned by the civilian organizers). We will have a staff member open the houses by 9:00 am. and close them once you leave. I will provide updates as needed. Those evacuees joining the procession at the Josiah Nelson House site will park at Paul Revere Capture Site and register directly with Jim Hollister by email (e-mail us)

Schedule
  • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Hartwell Tavern open
  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Smith House open
  • 11:15 a.m. Evacuee program at Smith House
  • 11:30 a.m. Hartwell closes and NPS staff begin to lock area down. (civilians stay inside the tavern until the evacuation at 11:45)
  • 11:45 a.m. Evacuation of Hartwell Tavern
  • 11:55 a.m. Evacuation of Smith House
  • 12:30 p.m. Brief rest at Nelson house
  • 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Evacuees process along route of Parker's Revenge demonstration area. Exit demonstration area at the Bluff at 1:00 p.m.
 

For Provincial forces not marching in with the Acton Minute Men, please park in the field next to the Maj. John Buttrick House - Yellow Colonial house across Liberty St. from North Bridge Visitor Center parking area, 174 Liberty St. Concord MA. NB - Concord Roads close at 8:30 a.m. so, unless your marching in with Acton, make sure to arrive before that time. Please park across the street from North Bridge Visitor Center in the field next to the Maj. John Buttrick House. Space is limited. Carpooling is encouraged.
  • 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Crown Forces arrive at Monument Street parking area, inspection and ammunition distribution
  • 8:15 - 8:35 a.m. Provincial Forces gather outside the North Bridge Visitor Center for check-in, inspection and ammunition distribution
  • 8:55 a.m. Acton marches in at 8:55 a.m.
  • 8:45 a.m. Crown Forces march to North Bridge and occupy the area.
  • 9:00 a.m. Provincial Forces step off and advance upon North Bridge and the scenario begins.
  • 9:15 a.m. Crown and Provincial Forces will re-assemble on the Bridge for a combined volley. Scenario ends
 
 
 

Last updated: February 15, 2024

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