History & Culture

Minute Man National Historical Park holds a wealth of historical, cultural and literary resources spanning over 200 years of the Park's history. We continue to work with historians, archaeologists and many others to uncover and share new elements of the Park's story.

Hawthorne portrait - small
Nathaniel Hawthorne


Access groundbreaking scholarship on Patriots of Color, and explore the stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Abigail Alcott, Harriet Lothrop and Margaret Lothrop.
Whittemore House, Lexington circa 1890
The Whittemore House, Lexington, circa 1717, photo from 1890


Minute Man National Historical Park's museum collections include archaeological artifacts, both pre-contact and historic, and drawings for the Margaret Sidney books, including ones done by Childe Hassam, the American Impressionist. Also included are items that the Lothrop Family used while living in The Wayside.
Captain William Smith house
Captain William Smith House, circa 1692, Lincoln MA

Historic Structure Reports

Minute Man National Historical Park is home to a great wealth of historic sites, structures, and landscapes associated with the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War.
Battle Road Cultural Landscape Report
From our Park Library

From our Park Library

the Library of Minute Man National Historical Park has approximately 1,600 volumes that pertain primarily to the park's themes: the Battle of April 19, 1775, the American Revolution, 18th century life, and The Wayside:Home of Authors.
musket ball found at the Parker's Revenge battle site
Learn about the Parker's Revenge Archaeology Project

Parker's Revenge Archaeology Project

Learn about the resent archaeology project to discover the the Parker's Revenge battle site and download the full report!
The Wayside: Home of Authors
The Wayside: Home of Authors

The Wayside: Home of Authors

The history of this home goes back to the early 1700s. In 1775 it was the home of Samuel Whitney, Provincial Congress delegate and muster master for Concord's minute companies. In the 1800s it was home to three literary families: the Alcotts, Hawthornes and Lothrops.

Last updated: July 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

North Bridge Visitor Center / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742


(978) 369-6993

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