Late Spring Programs at Minute Man National Historical Park

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News Release Date: May 16, 2017

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833

Concord, MA. Spring 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, take in the sounds of fifes and drums and more.

Battle Road Trail Walk
Date & Time. 5/27/2017 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
 Middlesex County Fife and Drum Corps
Date & Time. 5/29/2017 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Fee Information. Free.

Come listen to marches, dances and airs popular during America's War for Independence. Fife and drum corps were used to signal troop movements during combat and camp activities. Field musicians frequently gave public concerts outside their garrisons; come hear why this music became popular entertainment!
-North Bridge at 11:00 am
-Minute Man Visitor Center at 2:00 pm
Friends of Minute Man National Park Annual Buttrick Garden Party

Date & Time. 5/31/2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Fee Information. Fees apply, please call 978-318-7822 for tickets.
Join the Friends of Minute Man National Park on an early summer evening with the Buttrick Garden in full bloom for a backdrop. Tickets are $35.00 and all proceeds benefit the gardens and landscape of Minute Man National Historical Park.

 In the News
 Date & Time. 6/10/2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Fee Information. Free.
 In colonial Massachusets taverns were hubs of news and communication.
Travelers brought news and perspectives from far away places, and locals read
newspapers, advertisements, and public notices. Current events were discussed
and political issues were debated. What were local people talking about in 1775?
Visit Hartwell Tavern, talk politics with local residents of 1775, and discuss the
potential impact of events.
   
NORTH BRIDGE VISITOR CENTER
OPEN 9:30 AM–5:30 PM Daily
174 Liberty St. Concord
(978) 318 - 7810
 
MINUTE MAN VISITOR CENTER
OPEN 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Daily
250 North Great Rd. Lincoln
(781) 674 - 1920
 
 Directions to Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Minute Man National Historical Park on the Lincoln/Lexington town line. From I-95 (also called Route 128), exit 30B puts you on Route 2A. Travel one-half mile to the visitor center.For more information about Minute Man National Historical Park visit https://www.nps.gov/mima or call 978-369-6993.
                                                                             
 

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Last updated: May 16, 2017

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Concord, MA 01742

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