Special Event


North Bridge Battle Commemoration

Minute Man National Historical Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 42.469120, -71.350290

North Bridge, Concord. Be advised the roads in Concord close at 8:30 a.m. and remain closed until following the town parade.

Dates & Times


Monday, April 17, 2023


8:30 AM


1 hour

Type of Event

Living History

The roads in Concord close at 8:30 a.m. so please arrive early.


Lantern light procession: 7:45 p.m. (step off at North Bridge Visitor Center)
Ceremony at North Bridge: 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.

As darkness descends upon the North Bridge battlefield we invite you to come and reflect on the events of April 19, 1775 and the meaning of liberty. The evening ceremony will feature a lantern-light procession, poetry, music, and a recitation of the names of the soldiers who gave their lives on that “ever-memorable” 19th of April. 

Please note, if you would like to participate in the procession at 7:45 p.m. we ask you bring your own enclosed candle lantern - real candles only - no flashlights or LED lights in the procession please.

Thank you to Friends of Minute Man National Park for sponsoring this event!

More information

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Minute Man NHP Division of Interpretation and Education
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