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Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-318-7833
Concord, MA. Minute Man National Historical Park, one of 409 units of the National Park Service, the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors. The park offerings from December 1 2015 through December 31, 2015, are adjusted for the winter season.
North Bridge Visitor Center (174 Liberty St. Concord MA.) is located in a brick mansion built in 1911 by descendants of the Buttrick family (Major John Buttrick was the colonial officer who first ordered his militia to fire upon British soldiers.), the North Bridge Visitor Center features a short eight minute video, "Treason or Liberty?" about the North Bridge fight, a museum store and exhibits. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. December 1 - December 31, 2015, Closed Christmas and New Years Days.The North Bridge Visitor Center will reopen in March, 2016.
Among the exhibits at North Bridge Visitor Center is a brass cannon, dubbed "The Hancock" in celebration of its storied past. In 1775, this cannon, recently smuggled out of Boston, was one offourbrass cannons hidden in Concord and its recovery was one of General Gage's chief motives when he sent British troops to Concord on April 19, 1775. It is on display courtesy of the Bunker Hill Monument Association.
The grounds of Minute Man National Historical Park are open sunrise to sunset. Parking lot gates close promptly at sunset.
Minute Man Visitor Center ( 250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA.) Closed for the winter. Re-opens April 1, 2016
For more information on educational offerings, please call 978-318-7832 or visit ourweb siteatwww.nps.gov/mima/forteachers/planafieldtrip.htm. For general park information, please call 978-396-6993 or visit our website atwww.nps.gov/MIMA. And, look for upcoming happenings related the the National Park Service Centennial celebrations in Lowell and across the NPS at www.nps.gov/centennial.