Ranger Programs and tours

Road to Revolution theater. Minute Man Visitor Center

MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM (Free)
"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 30, 2016

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 reservations open June 29, 2016. Be advised we will be switching to an online reservation system. To reserve the multimedia presentation or a ranger-guided education program (which automatically includes the multimedia presentation) go to recreation.gov.

Also, be aware that while the multimedia presentation remains free to the public, groups making a reservation through recreation.gov will be charged $1.50 per person.

RESERVATION POLICY - Please read carefully
Weekdays in April - June, and September 26 - October 30, 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.


 
Minute Man Statue
North Bridge, Concord MA.

NORTH BRIDGE RANGER PROGRAM

"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.

Patriots' Day weekend, 2:30 p.m. April 16, 17 and 18, 2016
Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. May 14 - June 12, 2016
Daily, 11:30 a.m. 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 18 - October 30, 2016

 
Minute Man firing a musket

HARTWELL TAVERN RANGER PROGRAMS

"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, 10:15 a.m. 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. June 18 - August 13, 2016
Wednesday and Saturday, 10:15 a.m. 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. August 17 - October 29, 2016

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.

Wednesday - Sunday, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. June 18 - August 13, 2016
Wednesday and Saturday, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. August 17 - October 29, 2016


 
Whittemore House
Whittemore House, Lexington MA.

WHITTEMORE HOUSE PROGRAMS

"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

Monday and Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. June 20 - August 9, 2016
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15 a.m. 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. August 16 - October 25, 2016

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: Parker's Revenge
Gather at Whittemore House 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!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, June 18 - August 13, 2016
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, August 16 - October 25, 2016
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

 
The Wayside: Home of Authors

THE WAYSIDE: HOME OF AUTHORS PROGRAMS
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. Tickets: Adults $7.00, Seniors/Students with ID $5.00, Children under 17 are free.

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., and 1:00, 2:00 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, 1:00 2:00, 3:00 and 4:30 p.m., June 18 - August 13, 2016

Monday and Friday: 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. August 14 - October 30, 2016


 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

174 Liberty Street
Concord, MA 01742

Phone:

(978) 369-6993
Main number. North Bridge Visitor Center Front Desk, located in Concord, MA. 978-318-7810 Minute Man Visitor Center Main Number, located in Lexington, MA 781-674-1920

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