Centennial Celebrations of the National Park Service continue at Minute Man National Historical Park in October, 2016.

The Redcoat outside Meriam House.
Redcoat outside Meriam House, Concord, MA


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News Release Date: September 29, 2016

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, MA.September events at Minute Man National Historical Park are well underway.Take time out from your busy schedule and join us for the opportunity to take a hike with your favorite dog, listen to colonial music, visit the historic houses in the park, and experience the world of a British soldier.

Battle Road Trail Walk
Date &Time. 10/01/2016 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
Fee Information. Free.

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 from the perspective of those who took part in the battle. Meeting at the Minute Man Visitor Center at 12:30, we will shuttle to Meriam`s Corner to begin the tour. Bring plenty of water!

Please note: Pets are welcome on the tour but NOT on the shuttle. Anyone wishing to bring a pet must provide their own shuttle/transportation.

Also note: Seating on the shuttles is limited to 60 people - first come, first served. Shuttle vouchers are available at Minute Man Visitor Center from 11:30 until gone, no later than 12:30. 

Revolutionary Dogs: 'Paws for the Cause!'
Date &Time. 10/2/2016 2:00 PM.
Fee Information. Free.

Revolutionary Dogs: 'Paws for the Cause!' Join Ranger Roger Fuller in a forty-five-minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the life of dogs in colonial America, and in the Revolution. The tour starts at Minute Man Visitor Center and goes to Paul Revere Capture Site, about half a mile, with four stops along the way. The walk is open to all. You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved, friendly dog, too. 

Battle Road Heroes
Date &Time. 10/08/2016 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Fee Information. $5.00 per person, $10.00 per family.

Walk down a candle-lit path to the past. Listen to the personal stories of residents who lived along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775. This special evening of theater and history is presented by The Guild of Historic Interpreters, The Center for 18th Century Life at Minute Man NHP.

Mother and Daughter Preserving History
 Date &Time.10/09/2016 2:30 PM.

 Fee Information, tour fee applies.
Explore Harriet and Margaret Lothrop's efforts in preserving The Wayside. Junior Rangers can explore Historic Preservation with an Activity Book available at The Wayside, North Bridge and Minute Man Visitor Centers throughout October. Look for details about #HugYourHistory, there, too.

Loyalists of the American Revolution featuring Peters' Corps and McAlpin's Corps
Date &Time. 10/15/2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Fee Information. Free.

Peters' Corps and McAlpin's Corps are Revolutionary War reenactment groups that focuses on the story of American Loyalists during the war, many of whom took up arms in support of the British government. Visit Hartwell Tavern and learn about the American Revolution from a very different point of view!

A Tale of Two Gravestones: The Archeology of The Wayside
Date &Time. 10/22/2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Fee Information. Free.

Archeologists discuss two gravestones and other artifacts from The Wayside.

Preserving the Harvest
Date &Time.10/22/2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Fee Information. Free
Before refrigeration, one had to utilize a variety of methods to make harvest last. From meat to fruits and vegetables you'll be able to both watch and participate in preparing foodstuffs for winter storage. You'll learn how drying, pickling, salting, brining, and canning were done as well as how some of these foods were reconstituted for later use. 

This living history event is presented by The Center for 18th Century Life, a collaboration of volunteer reenactors, scholars, and the staff of Minute Man NHP.

Halloween Tales
Date &Time. 10/29/2016 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM,7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Fee Information. Free.

Join The Guild of Historic Interpreters in a very spooky, candle-lit setting for an evening of traditional New England ghost stories. For families with young children we are offering a special, less scary lantern walk at 5:30 p.m. followed by stories in the barn. The walk will gather at the Hartwell Parking Area. The regular story-telling program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hartwell barn, appropriate for ages 7 and up.. Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the Hartwell parking area to the barn. Pets are not allowed in the barn.

To learn more about this and other park offerings of Minute Man National Historical Park during this centennial year of the National Park Service, including the Junior Ranger program, The Wayside, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Minute Man Visitor Center at 250 Great Road, Lincoln, MA, or contact Minute Man National Historical Park at (978) 369-6993, or visit www.nps.gov/mima. 



Last updated: September 30, 2016

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