Guided Tours

Road to Revolution theater. Minute Man Visitor Center

"The Road To Revolution"

Located at the Minute Man Visitor Center, this award winning, multimedia theater program gives an excellent introduction to the historic events of April 19, 1775.

Shown every thirty minutes, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Daily, April 1 - October 31, 2018

If you are bring a group of 15 or more people, we recommend you make a reservation for the multimedia presentation. Reservations are made online at Be aware that while the multimedia presentation remains free to the public, groups who reserve the multimedia program through will be charged $1.50 per person.

RESERVATION POLICY - Please read carefully
Weekdays in April, May and June, and the last week of September - October, bus tours and other large groups are welcome to reserve any slot between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. However, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. schools that have reserved the "Rebels, Redcoats and Homespun Heroes" ranger-guided education program take priority. No other groups may reserve those times.
Unscheduled groups who arrive between the times of 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. will be seated as space allows.

Ranger-led Battle Site Exploration: Parker's Revenge
Meet a park ranger at Minute Man Visitor Center and explore the site where Captain John Parker and the Lexington militia fought the British for the second time with far different results than the first! 30 minutes - FREE
Daily, June 16 - August 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Minute Man Statue
North Bridge, Concord MA.


"Some Were For Making A Stand"
Location: North Bridge
(rain location, North Bridge Visitor Center)
Join a ranger for a 20 minute program at the benches by the North Bridge. Reflect on the significance of the events of April 19, 1775 and legacy of the American Revolution.

Saturdays and Sundays, May 12 - May 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday - Monday, May 31 - June 15 at 11:30 a.m. 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Daily, June 16 - October 31 at 11:30 a.m. 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Veterans Day, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Minute Man firing a musket


"Muster the Minute Men!" Ranger-led activity and musket firing demonstration: Join a costumed park ranger and learn about the Massachusetts militia and minute men at the start of the American Revolution. Participate in a militia muster where you will be challenged to master REAL battle formations from 1775. The program includes a musket firing demonstration. People with hearing impairments or hearing aids should exercise caution. 20 minutes - FREE

Wednesday - Sunday, June 16 - October 31, 2018
10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m.

Please note: Flintlock muskets do not function well in the rain. If you are visiting on a rainy day, please inquire at Minute Man Visitor Center (781) 674 - 1920 whether or not the program will be taking place.

Ranger-led Battle Site Exploration: Bloody Angle
Gather at Hartwell Tavern and walk down the Battle Road Trail to the site of one of the sharpest engagements of the day. where colonial militiamen caught the British soldiers in a deadly crossfire. 30 minutes - FREE
Wednesday - Sunday, June 16 - October 13, 2018
2:15 p.m.

Whittemore House
Whittemore House, Lexington MA.


Try on 1775
Explore hands-on exhibits. Try on colonial clothing, assemble ingredients for a colonial meal, and learn about life in 1775.
Monday and Tuesday, June 18 - August 7, 2018
Ongoing, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Caught in the Storm of War: Civilian Stories of April 19, 1775

Imagine you had to leave your home in a hurry, uncertain of your return. Hear the stories of local civilians who had to decide how best to protect themselves, their families, and their precious belongings on the day the war began. 20 minutes
Monday and Tuesday, June 18 - August 7, 2018
10:15 a.m., 1:15, and 3:15 p.m.

The Wayside: Home of Authors

Tour The Wayside: Home of Authors. Hear the words of the authors whose writings inspired a young nation and hear a story about the Underground Railroad. Admission is $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors and Students 17 & over with ID, CHARGE CARDS ONLY, and free for children 16 and under.

Memorial Day, May 28, and Saturdays and Sundays, June 2 - June 10
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00 3:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Thursday - Monday, June 16 - October 31
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00 3:00 and 4:30 p.m.


Last updated: May 16, 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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