Declaring Independence July 4th, 2017 at Minute Man National Historical Park

Musket salute at North Bridge
Musket salute at North Bridge

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News Release Date: June 27, 2017

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, MA. The fighting at North Bridge, on April 19, 1775, set the 13 British Colonies in North America on a path towards independence, which became a reality 14 months later when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia. Join park rangers and volunteers as we mark the occasion with a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Declaring Independence
Celebrate American Independence at Minute Man with a reading of the Declaration, followed by a musket salute.
Location: North Bridge, Monument Street, Concord, MA
Time:  Tuesday, July 4th 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Fee Information: FREE

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

Last updated: June 27, 2017

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